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Practical Design of Steel Structures

1st Edition

By Karuna Moy Ghosh

Whittles Publishing

224 pages

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Paperback: 9781439835715
pub: 2010-07-26
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Practical Design of Steel Structures presents practical design examples and calculations for a multi-bay, steel-framed industrial building under the actions of a variety of loads, including travelling crane loads, dead and imposed loads, and wind forces. For the first time, engineers and students alike can appreciate the complete design process through the analysis of the whole structure and the design of structural members. The calculations are clearly presented, employing a step-by-step approach stating the design philosophy, design considerations and clarifying the referred clauses of the code of practice.

However, before analysing the structure and the design of its structural elements, it is necessary to understand the theoretical background and how the structure behaves under the actions of various loads, based upon practical design and field experience. The author considers the structural arrangement with respect to selection and availability of construction material, the cost within the scheduled construction program and the overall budget. In addition he examines the buildability of the structure with regard to space restriction, method of construction and the geotechnical conditions of the site.

The essence of this book is the simplicity and clarity of approach in the complete analysis of the whole structure and the structural design of every member. Augmented by design sketches, this book will prove valuable to practising engineers in design offices and students on structures courses.

Table of Contents

General principles and practices

Structural analysis and design

Design of gantry girder (members subjected to bi-axial bending)

Design of welded and bolted connections

Purlins and side rails, roof trusses, roof girders, intermediate columns and horizontal roof bracings

Case study I: Analysis and design of structure of melting shop

Case study II: Design of gable end framing system along row

Case study III: Design of vertical bracing system for wind and crane tractive forces stanchion lines A and B


About the Author

Karuna Moy Ghosh; CEng, FIStructE, formerly Chief Structural Engineer, Kaiser Engineers, Inc. UK

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General