1st Edition

Design of Welded Steel Structures
Principles and Practice

ISBN 9781498708012
Published September 16, 2015 by CRC Press
264 Pages 162 B/W Illustrations

USD $230.00

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Book Description

Design of Welded Steel Structures: Principles and Practice provides a solid foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for the design of welded steel structures. The book begins by explaining the basics of arc welding, describing the salient features of modern arc welding processes as well as the types and characteristics of welded joints, their common defects, and recommended remedial measures. The text then:

  • Addresses the analysis and design of welded structures
  • Explores the design of joints in respect to common welded steel structures
  • Identifies the cost factors involved in welded steelwork

Design of Welded Steel Structures: Principles and Practice draws not only from the author’s own experience, but also from the vast pool of research conducted by distinguished engineers around the globe. Detailed bibliographies are included at the end of each chapter.

Table of Contents

Electric Arc Welding Processes
Manual Metal Arc Welding
Metal-Active Gas Welding
Submerged Arc Welding
Stud Welding
Control of Welding Parameters
Selection Criteria of Welding Process
Safety Aspects

Welded Joints
Types of Welds
Types of Welded Joints
Heat-Affected Zone
Interacting Variables
Residual Stresses

Defects in Welded Joints
Defects in Welds
Defects in HAZ
Concluding Remarks

Control of Welding Distortion
Basic Causes of Distortion
Types of Distortion
Control of Distortion
Concluding Remarks

Brittle Fracture
Factors Influencing Brittle Fracture
Prevention of Brittle Fracture
Learning from Failures
Concluding Remarks

Quality Control and Inspection
Welding Procedure
Skill of Welders and Operators
Layouts, Templates, Markings, Jigs, and Fixtures
Weld Preparation, Fit-Up, and Assembly
Inspection Personnel
Concluding Remarks

Design Considerations for Welded Joints
Layout, Locations of Joints, and Make Up of Sections
Weldability of the Material
Load Conditions
Joint Types
Weld Types
Weld Size
Edge Preparations
Ease of Fabrication and Inspection
Concluding Remarks

Design of Welded Joints
Butt Weld
Fillet Weld
Concluding Remarks

Fatigue in Welded Joints
Fatigue Crack
Environmental Effects
Prevention of Fatigue Cracks
Improvement of Welded Joints
Concluding Remarks

Beams and Columns
Castellated Beam

Plate Girders
Web-to-Flange Welds
Transverse Stiffeners
Stiffener-to-Web Welds
Stiffener-to-Flange Welds

Portal Frames
Types of Portal Frames
Knee and Apex Joints
Rafter Site Joints

Trusses and Lattice Girders Using Rolled Sections
Typical Usage
Advantages of Welded Roof Truss
Truss Types and Characteristics

Trusses and Lattice Girders Using Hollow Sections
Typical Examples
Types of Hollow Sections
Material Quality
Structural Analysis and Design Parameters
Local Stress Distribution
Joint Failure Modes
Joint Capacity
Joint Reinforcement
Typical Joint Details
Economy in Fabrication

Orthotropic Floor System
Structural Behavior
Typical Details
Corrosion Protection

Economy in Welded Steelwork
Mechanics of Costing
Factors Affecting Welding Costs
Concluding Remarks

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Utpal K. Ghosh worked, among others, with Freeman Fox and Partners, London; Sir William Arrol & Co. Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland; and Braithwaite Burn & Jessop Construction Co. Ltd., Kolkata, India, after graduating in civil engineering in 1954 from Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur, Calcutta University (currently Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology). Subsequently, he set up his own practice as a consulting engineer. During his long career, he participated in the planning, design, fabrication, erection, and overall management of a wide variety of projects, such as bridges and industrial structures, which included new construction as well as repair and rehabilitation work. He has worked on projects in several countries, including the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and India. He has published a number of articles and is the author of two books titled Design and Construction of Steel Bridges and Repair and Rehabilitation of Steel Bridges. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India), a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), and a Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (UK).


"… an important tool for designers, fabrication industry members, and industry developers across geographical borders. … The author has done extensive study and research of available literature on the subject and presented the relevant day-to-day use information in an encapsulated, easy-to-implement format, ready for practical hands-on users."
—Amitabha Ghoshal, F.I.C.E. (UK), F.I.E. (India), Chief Advisor, Board of Directors, STUP Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata, India

"… covers important practical design aspects of welded steel structures that are typically not covered in analytical-based design references."
—Cyrus Raoufi, Ph.D, P.Eng, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, Canada

"The author has done a commendable job. … He has filled a gap in this field. The book is highly useful for professionals working in the area of welded structures. Postgraduate students will enjoy reading a concise and well-written textbook.
—Navneet Arora, Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee

"The author is to be congratulated on this succinct and unique introduction to so vast a subject based on his experience of over 60 years. This book is principally aimed at the structural steel design engineer. However, the publication does not focus exclusively on structural analysis and design. The related areas of materials, welding, fabrication and inspection have also been convered in conjunction with structural analysis and design."
The Structural Engineer, April 2016

"Ghosh is a practicing engineer with more than 50 years of experience in structural engineering and has authored two other books on steel construction, Design and Construction of Steel Bridges (2006) and Repair and Rehabilitation of Steel Bridges (2000). Here, he provides comprehensive coverage of theory and practice for welded structures including plate girders, portal frames, trusses and lattice girders, quality control, and construction costs. Each topic is covered in a separate chapter. This is not intended to be a textbook—no worked examples or homework problems are included. The book would serve well as a reference for practicing engineers. However, it would be of limited value to undergraduate engineering students because it lacks references to engineering code requirements. In addition, all illustrations are in the form of engineering drawings, which would be difficult for undergraduates with limited construction experience to understand."
CHOICE, May 2016

"…a well-written, clearly illustrated book containing a wealth of experience and practical guidance on the application of welding in steel structures. Undergraduate students and engineers approaching the topic for the first time will find it contains much useful information and provides an excellent introduction to this important topic."
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Structures and Buildings, July 2016