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Simplified Design of Welded Connection to Eurocode 3

In our previous post, we were able to present an example on the design of fillet welds for truss members using two different approaches....

Rugged Steel Staircase Construction – What are your thoughts on this?

I stumbled across this steel staircase construction (most probably for an industrial building), and I was intrigued. The massive size of the sections are...

Buckling Amplification Factor for Portal Frames Sensitive to 2nd Order Effects

In order to evaluate the sensitivity of a portal frame to 2nd order effects, the buckling amplification factor αcr has to be calculated. This calculation...

Plastic Analysis of Framed Structures

The fully plastic moment of a section (Mp) is the maximum moment of resistance of a fully yielded cross-section. The yielded zone due to...

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...

Analysis of Industrial Gable Frames

1.0 Introduction Industrialization is one of the major keys to development and sustainable economy. Industrial structures are usually very easy to identify because of their...

Analysis of Elevated Steel Tank Using Staad Pro

Overhead steel tank is one of the most adopted water storage system due to lots of reasons. The speed and ease of construction, flexibility...

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Analysis of Vehicle Collision on Bridge Piers

EN 1991-1-7 discussed and gave guidance on accidental actions and their applications in the design calculations for bridge structures. It is obvious...
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