Steel Designers’ Manual: The Steel Construction Institute, Sixth Edition.
1 Single-storey buildings
2 Multi-storey buildings
3 Industrial steelwork
5 Other structural applications of steel
6 Applied metallurgy of steel
7 Fracture and fatigue
8 Sustainability and steel construction
9 Introduction to manual and computer analysis
10 Beam analysis
11 Plane frame analysis
12 Applicable dynamics
13 Local buckling and cross-section classification
14 Tension members
15 Columns and struts
17 Plate girders
18 Members with compression and moments
20 Composite deck slabs
21 Composite beams
22 Composite columns
24 Welds and design for welding
25 Plate and stiffener elements in connections
26 Design of connections
27 Foundations and holding-down systems
28 Bearings and joints
29 Steel piles
30 Floors and orthotropic decks
34 Fire protection and fire engineering
35 Corrosion and corrosion prevention
36 The Eurocodes
Introduction to sixth edition:
At the instigation of the Iron and Steel Federation, the late Bernard Godfrey began work in 1952 on the first edition of the Steel Designers’ Manual. As principal author he worked on the manuscript almost continuously for a period of two years. On many Friday evenings he would meet with his co-authors, Charles Gray, Lewis Kent and W.E. Mitchell to review progress and resolve outstanding technical problems. A remarkable book emerged. Within approximately 900 pages it was possible for the steel designer to find everything necessary to carry out the detailed design of most conventional steelwork. Although not intended as an analytical treatise, the book contained the best summary of methods of analysis then available. The standard solutions, influence lines and formulae for frames could be used by the ingenious designer to disentangle the analysis of the most complex structure. Information on element design was intermingled with guidance on the design of both overall structures and connections. It was a book to dip into rather than read from cover to cover. However well one thought one knew its contents, it was amazing how often a further reading would give some useful insight into current problems. Readers forgave its idiosyncrasies, especially in the order of presentation. How could anyone justify slipping a detailed treatment of angle struts between a very general discussion of space frames and an overall presentation on engineering workshop design? The book was very popular. It ran to four editions with numerous reprints in both hard and soft covers. Special versions were also produced for overseas markets.
Each edition was updated by the introduction of new material from a variety of sources. However, the book gradually lost the coherence of its original authorship and it became clear in the 1980s that a more radical revision was required. After 36 very successful years it was decided to rewrite and re-order the book, while retaining its special character. This decision coincided with the formation of the Steel Construction Institute and it was given the task of co-ordinating this activity.
A complete restructuring of the book was undertaken for the fifth edition, with more material on overall design and a new section on construction. The analytical material was condensed because it is now widely available elsewhere, but all the design data were retained in order to maintain the practical usefulness of the book as a day-to-day design manual. Allowable stress design concepts were replaced by limit state design encompassing BS 5950 for buildings and BS 5400 for bridges. Design examples are to the more appropriate of these two codes for each particular application.
The fifth edition was published in 1992 and proved to be a very worthy successor to its antecedents. It also ran to several printings in both hard and soft covers; an
international edition was also printed and proved to be very popular in overseas markets.
This sixth edition maintains the broad structure introduced in 1992, reflecting its target readership of designers of structural steelwork of all kinds.
• Design synthesis
• Steel technology
• Design theory
• Element design
• Connection design
• Other elements
Design synthesis: Chapters 1–5
A description of the nature of the process by which design solutions are arrived at for a wide range of steel structures including:
• Single- and multi-storey buildings (Chapters 1 and 2)
• Heavy industrial frames (Chapter 3)
• Bridges (Chapter 4)
• Other diverse structures such as space frames, cable structures, towers and masts, atria and steel in housing (Chapter 5).
Steel technology: Chapters 6–8
Background material sufficient to inform designers of the important problems inherent in the production and use of steel, and methods of overcoming them in practical design.
• Applied metallurgy (Chapter 6)
• Fatigue and Fracture (Chapter 7)
• Sustainability and steel construction (Chapter 8).
Design theory: Chapters 9–12
A résumé of analytical methods for determining the forces and moments in structures subject to static or dynamic loads, both manual and computer-based.
Comprehensive tables for a wide variety of beams and frames are given in the Appendix.
• Manual and computer analysis (Chapter 9)
• Beam analysis (Chapter 10)
• Frame analysis (Chapter 11)
• Applicable dynamics (Chapter 12).
Element design: Chapters 13–22
A comprehensive treatment of the design of steel elements, singly, in combination or acting compositely with concrete.
• Local buckling and cross-section classification (Chapter 13)
• Tension members (Chapter 14)
• Columns and struts (Chapter 15)
• Beams (Chapter 16)
• Plate girders (Chapter 17)
• Members with compression and moments (Chapter 18)
• Trusses (Chapter 19)
• Composite floors (Chapter 20)
• Composite beams (Chapter 21)
• Composite columns (Chapter 22).
Connection design: Chapters 23–27
The general basis of design of connections is surveyed and amplified by consideration of specific connection methods.
• Bolts (Chapter 23)
• Welds and design for welding (Chapter 24)
• Plate and stiffener elements in connections (Chapter 25)
• Design of connections (Chapter 26)
• Foundations and holding-down systems (Chapter 27).
Other elements: Chapters 28–30
• Bearings and joints (Chapter 28)
• Piles (Chapter 29)
• Floors and orthotropic decks (Chapter 30).
Construction: Chapters 31–35
Important aspects of steel construction about which a designer must be informed if he is to produce structures which can be economically fabricated, and erected and
which will have a long and safe life.
• Tolerances (Chapter 31)
• Fabrication (Chapter 32)
• Erection (Chapter 33)
• Fire protection and fire engineering (Chapter 34)
• Corrosion resistance (Chapter 35).
Finally, Chapter 36 summarizes the state of progress on the Eurocodes, which will begin to influence our design approaches from 2003 onwards.
A comprehensive collection of data of direct use to the practising designer is compiled into a series of appendices.
By kind permission of the British Standards Institution, references are made to British Standards throughout the manual. The tables of fabrication and erection tolerances in Chapter 31 are taken from the National Structural Steelwork Specification, second edition. Much of the text and illustrations for Chapter 33 are taken from Steelwork Erection by Harry Arch. Both these sources are used by kind permission of the British Constructional Steelwork Association, the publishers. These permissions are gratefully acknowledged.
⏩Editor(s): Buick Davison Graham W. Owens
⏩First published:21 April 2005
⏩Copyright © 2003 The Steel Construction Institute
⏩Size: 15.2 MB
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