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A brief Presentation on Flexural Buckling of Columns

Introduction When structural members are subjected to compressive forces, the members may fail before the compressive resistance (A.fy) is reached. This premature failure is usually...

Basic Information on Fire Protection of Buildings

Fire outbreak is a problem in buildings since it causes loss of human lives, injuries, destruction of properties, and poses serious environmental challenges. Injury and...

Design of Bolted Beam Splice Connections According to EC3

In the erection of steel structures, there is always need to join steel members for the purpose of continuity. We cannot always have full...

Member Design of a 22m Span Steel Roof Truss

Introduction We all need a roof over our head. Nowadays, architects frequently use roof pattern and design to enhance the aesthetics and functionality of a...

Structural Design of Steel Fin Plate Connection

1.0 Introduction The fin plate connection is very popular in the construction industry due to its ease of erection, and the absence of shared bolts...

Thickness Design of Column Base Plate Using Prokon Software

Last year, I made a submission here on how to carry out the thickness design of column base plates. See post below; Thickness Design of Column...

Design Example of Steel Beams According to Eurocode 3

Introduction This post deals with the design of simply supported I-beam section subjected to permanent and variable loads according to Eurocode 3. The design involves...

How to Design Fillet Weld connection for Steel Trusses (EC3)

In modern construction, the commonest methods of connecting steel members are by bolting and welding. Eurocode 3 identifies different types of welding such as; ...

Imperfection Analysis of Structures With Solved Examples

1.0 Introduction Imperfection in structures can be described as deviations and inconsistencies in structures and structural members, which can affect the behaviour of the structure...

Design of Column Base Plate Connections (EC3)

This article is aimed at providing the procedure for the design of column base plates subjected to axial and shear forces according to Eurocode ...

How to Design Roof Purlins: A Solved Example

(Image Copyright belongs to Albion Sections Limited, UK) Roof purlin needs no introduction to anyone in the construction industry. They are members used to directly...

PRACTICAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF STEEL ROOF TRUSSES TO EUROCODE 3: A SAMPLE DESIGN

1.0 INTRODUCTION The most widespread alternative for roof construction in Nigeria is the use of trusses, of which timber and steel are the primary choice...

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