The fully revised fourth edition of this successful textbook fills a void which will arise when British designers start using the European steel code EC3 instead of the current steel code BS5950. The principal feature of the forth edition is the discussion of the behaviour of steel structures and the criteria used in design according to the British version of EC3. Thus it serves to bridge the gap which too often occurs when attention is concentrated on methods of analysis and the sizing of structural components.
Because emphasis is placed on the development of an understanding of behaviour, many analytical details are either omitted in favour of more descriptive explanations, or are relegated to appendices. The many worked examples both illustrate the behaviour of steel structures and exemplify details of the design process.
The Behaviour and Design of Steel Structures to EC3 is a key text for senior undergraduate and graduate students, and an essential reference tool for practising structural engineers in the UK and other countries.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Tension Members 3. Compression Members 4. Local Buckling of Thin Plate Elements 5. In-Plane Bending of Beams 6. Lateral Buckling of Beams 7. Beam-Columns 8. Frames 9. Joints 10. Torsion Members
Nick Trahair is Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney
Mark Bradford is Professor of Civil Engineering and Scientia Professor of the University of New South Wales
David A Nethercot is Professor of Civil Engineering and Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London
Leroy Gardner is a Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London
'With its clear structure – presentation of theory, consistency with practice, and numerical examples – this book is suitable for both teaching and professional use.' – Bouwen met Staal