Steel Buildings and Design Criteria

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Steel Buildings and Design Criteria
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Introduction Steel is widely used as a building material. This is because of a number of factors including its mechanical properties, availability in a variety of useful and practical shapes, economy, design simplicity, and ease and speed of construction. Steel can be produced with a variety of properties to suit different requirements. The principle requirements are strength, ductility, weldability, and corrosion resistance. Figure 1.1 shows the stress-strain curves for ASTM A36 mild steel and a typical high-strength steel. Until recently, m…
Alan Williams, Ph.D., S.E., F.I.C.E., C. Eng.: Steel Structures Design: ASD/LRFD. Steel Buildings and Design Criteria, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2011), AccessEngineering Export