Preface of Structural Steel Design to Eurocode 3 and AISC Specifications By Claudio Bernuzzi and Benedetto Cordova
Over the last century, design of steel structures has developed from very simple approaches based on a few elementary properties of steel and essential mathematics to very sophisticated treatments demanding a thorough knowledge of structural and material behaviour. Nowadays, steel design utilizes refined concepts of mechanics of material and of theory of structures combined with probabilistic-based approaches that can be found in design specifications.
This book intends to be a guide to understanding the basic concepts of theory of steel structures as well as to provide practical guidelines for the design of steel structures in accordance with both European (EN 1993) and United States (ANSI/AISC 360-10) specifications. It is primarily intended for use by practicing engineers and engineering students, but it is also relevant to all different parties associated with steel design, fabrication and construction. The book synthesizes the Authors’ experience in teaching Structural Steel Design at the Technical University of Milan-Italy (Claudio Bernuzzi) and in design of steel structures for power plants (Benedetto Cordova), combining their expertise in comparing and contrasting both European and American approaches to the design of steel structures.
Structural Steel Design to Eurocode 3 and AISC Specifications By Claudio Bernuzzi and Benedetto Cordova.
The book consists of 16 chapters, each structured independently of the other, in order to facilitate consultation by students and professionals alike. Chapter 1 introduces general aspects such as material properties and products, imperfection and tolerances, also focusing the attention on testing methods and approaches. The fundamentals of steel design are summarized in Chapter 2, where the principles of structural safety are discussed in brief to introduce the different reliability levels of the design. Framed systems and methods of analysis, including simplified methods, are discussed in Chapter 3. Cross-sectional classification is presented in Chapter 4, in which special attention has been paid to components under compression and bending. Design of single members is discussed in depth in Chapter 5 for tension members, in Chapter 6 for compression members, in Chapter 7 for members subjected to bending and shear, in Chapter 8 for members under torsion, and in Chapter 9 for members subjected to bending and compression. Chapter 10 deals with design accounting for the combination of compression, flexure, shear and torsion.
Chapter 11 addresses requirements for the web resistance design and Chapter 12 deals with the design approaches for frame analysis. Chapters 13 and 14 deal with bolted and welded connections, respectively, while the most common type of joints are described in Chapter 15, including a summary of the approach to their design. Finally, built-up members are discussed in Chapter 16. Several design examples provided in this book are directly chosen from real design situations. All examples are presented providing all the input data necessary to develop the design. The different calculations associated with European and United States specifications are provided in two separate text columns in order to allow a direct comparison of the associated procedures. Last, but not least, the acknowledge of the Authors. A great debt of love and gratitude to our families: their patience was essential to the successful completion of the book.
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