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Fundamental Specifications for Steel Construction

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The design of steel structures as dictated by modern building codes is governed by various steel specifications. Each specification applies to certain types of construction and is adopted in certain jurisdictions. While the details of each specification are unique, the underlying fundamental concepts are fairly consistent.

The purpose of this volume is to compile those elements of a steel design specification that are fundamental to physics and/or materials sciences and are commonly accepted by the major steel specifications. The final goal of this project is to provide a document that over time will serve as a baseline that will lead to greater agreement between the adopted steel specifications. Also, this document will provide a good basis for education by focusing on fundamentals rather than the details of a specific specification.

Table of contents[edit | edit source]

  1. General Provisions
  2. Stability
  3. Tension
  4. Compression
  5. Flexure
  6. Shear
  7. Materials
  8. Fatigue
  9. Fire Resistance
  10. Connections
  11. Durability
  12. Working Stress Design
  13. Limit State Design
  14. Method of Structural Analysis
  15. Combined Forces
  16. Fabrication & Erection
  17. Imperial Standards
  18. Indian Standards (IS 800:2007)
  19. South African National Standards (SANS 10162-1:2011)