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Design of Steel Structures U.K. Edition

Manual/designers guide by Luís Simões da Silva, Rui Simões, Helena Gervásio and Graham Couchman

ECCS - European Convention for Constructional Steelwork, 2014

This book is the first in a series of joint SCI-ECCS publications, a series we believe will be extremely helpful in guiding UK designers through the changes that the Eurocodes represent. It is a derivative of the general ECCS book “Design of Steel Structures”, and includes complementary UK-specific information relating to the National Annexes and common practice. The level of detail provided means this UK edition will help designers, whatever their previous experience, apply Eurocode 3 easily and correctly in the United Kingdom.

The book details the fundamental concepts of Eurocode 3, Part 1-1: General rules and rules for buildings and considers their practical application. Following a discussion of the Eurocode basis of design, including the principles of reliability management and the limit state approach, the steel material standards and their use alongside Eurocode 3 are covered. Structural analysis and modelling are presented in a chapter that will assist the designer in the early stages of that process. This is followed by a major chapter that presents the various design criteria and approaches that should be used for different types of structural member. The format of presentation is uniquely designed to ensure that rules for practical application are a true reflection of the Eurocode theory. The following chapters expand on the principles and application of elastic and plastic design of steel structures. Throughout the book, many design examples are used to facilitate the understanding of the reader and thereby enable a smooth transition from earlier national standards to the Eurocodes.