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Unified Design of Steel Structures

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ISBN-10: 0471475580

ISBN-13: 9780471475583

Edition: 2008

Authors: Louis F. Geschwindner

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This text presents the design of steel building structures based on the 2005 unified specification, ANSI/AISC 360-05 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings. It first builds the foundation for steel design and then explores the various member types in more detail. This resource will not only guide those new to the field but also provides an excellent review for practicing engineers looking to learn the provisions of the unified specification and to convert their practice from either of the old specifications to the new one.
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Book details

List price: $214.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/6/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 460
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.980

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Principles of Structural Design
Parts of the Steel Structure
Types of Steel Structures
Bearing Wall Construction
Beam-and-Column Construction
Long-Span Construction
High-Rise Construction
Single-Story Construction
Design Philosophies
Fundamentals of Allowable Strength Design (ASD)
Fundamentals of Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD)
Inelastic Design
Structural Safety
Limit States
Building Codes and Design Specifications
Loads, Load Factors, and Load Combinations
Building Load Sources
Dead Load
Live Load
Snow Loads
Wind Load
Seismic Load
Special Loads
Building Load Determination
Dead Load
Live Load
Snow Load
Wind Load
Seismic Loads
Load Combinations for ASD and LRFD
Load Calculations
Steel Building Materials
Applicability of the AISC Specification
Steel for Construction
Structural Steel Shapes
ASTM A6 Standard Shapes
Hollow Shapes
Plates and Bars
Built-up Shapes
Chemical Components of Structural Steel
Grades of Structural Steel
Steel for Shapes
Steel for Plates and Bars
Steel for Fasteners
Steel for Welding
Steel for Shear Studs
Availability of Structural Steel
Tension Members
Tension Members in Structures
Cross-Sectional Shapes for Tension Members
Behavior and Strength of Tension Members
Computation of Areas
Gross Area
Net Area
Influence of Hole Placement
Effective Net Area
Design of Tension Members
Block Shear
Pin-Connected Members
Eye-Bars and Rods
Built-up Tension Members
Truss Members
Bracing Members
Compression Members
Compression Members in Structures
Cross-Sectional Shapes for Compression Members
Compression Member Strength
Euler Column
Other Boundary Conditions
Combination of Bracing and End Conditions
Real Column
AISC Provisions
Additional Limit States for Compression
Length Effects
Effective Length for Inelastic Columns
Slender Elements in Compression
Column Design Tables
Torsional Buckling and Flexural-Torsional Buckling
Single-Angle Compression Members
Built-Up Members
Bending Members
Bending Members in Structures
Strength of Beams
Design of Compact Laterally Supported Wide Flange Beams
Design of Compact Laterally Unsupported Wide Flange Beams
Lateral Torsional Buckling
Moment Gradient
Design of Noncompact Beams
Local Buckling
Flange Local Buckling
Web Local Buckling
Design of Beams for Weak Axis Bending
Design of Beams for Shear
Continuous Beams
Plastic Analysis and Design of Continuous Beams
Provisions for Double-Angle and Tee Members
Lateral-Torsional Buckling
Flange-Local Buckling
Single-Angle Bending Members
Leg Local Buckling
Lateral-Torsional Buckling
Members in Biaxial Bending
Serviceability Criteria for Beams
Concentrated Forces on Beams
Plate Girders
Homogeneous Plate Girders in Bending
Noncompact Web Plate Girders
Slender Web Plate Girders
Homogeneous Plate Girders in Shear
Nontension Field Action
Tension Field Action
Stiffeners for Plate Girders
Intermediate Stiffeners
Bearing Stiffeners
Bearing Stiffener Design
Beam-Columns and Frame Behavior
Second-Order Effects
Interaction Principles
Interaction Equations
Braced Frames
Moment Frames
Specification Provisions for Stability Analysis and Design
Initial Beam-Column Selection
Beam-Column Design Using Manual Part 6
Combined Simple and Rigid Frames
Partially Restrained (PR) Frames
Bracing Design
Column Bracing
Beam Bracing
Frame Bracing
Composite Construction
Advantages and Disadvantages of Composite Beam Construction
Shored versus Unshored Construction
Effective Flange
Strength of Composite Beams and Slab
Fully Composite Beams
Partially Composite Beams
Composite Beam Design Tables
Negative Moment Strength
Shear Stud Strength
Number and Placement of Shear Studs
Composite Beams with Formed Metal Deck
Deck Ribs Perpendicular to Steel Beam
Deck Ribs Parallel to Steel Beam
Fully Encased Steel Beams
Selecting a Section
Serviceability Considerations
Deflection During Construction
Vibration Under Service Loads
Live Load Deflections
Composite Columns
Composite Beam-Columns
Connection Elements
Basic Connections
Beam-to-Column Connections
Fully Restrained Connections
Simple and Partially Restrained Connections
Mechanical Fasteners
Common Bolts
High-Strength Bolts
Bolt Holes
Bolt Limit States
Bolt Shear
Bolt Bearing
Bolt Tension
Combined Tension and Shear in Bearing-Type Connections
Welding Processes
Types of Welds
Weld Sizes
Weld Limit States
Fillet Weld Strength
Groove Weld Strength
Connecting Elements
Connecting Elements in Tension
Connecting Elements in Compression
Connecting Elements in Shear
Block Shear Strength
Simple Connections
Types of Simple Connections
Simple Shear Connections
Double-Angle Connections: Bolted-Bolted
Double-Angle Connections: Welded-Bolted
Double-Angle Connections: Bolted-Welded
Double-Angle Connections: Welded-Welded
Single-Angle Connections
Single-Plate Shear Connections
Seated Connections
Light Bracing Connections
Beam-Bearing Plates and Column Base Plates
Moment Connections
Types of Moment Connections
Limit States
Moment Connection Design
Direct Welded Flange Connection
Welded Flange Plate Connection
Bolted Flange Plate Connection
Column Stiffening
Flange Local Bending
Web Local Yielding
Web Crippling
Web Compression Buckling
Web Panel Zone Shear
Steel Systems for Seismic Resistance
Expected Behavior
Moment-Frame Systems
Special Moment Frames (SMF)
Intermediate Moment Frames (IMF) and Ordinary Moment Frames (OMF)
Braced-Frame Systems
Special Concentrically Braced Frames (SCBF)
Ordinary Concentrically Braced Frames (OCBF)
Eccentrically Braced Frames (EBF)
Other Framing Systems
Special Truss Moment Frames (STMF)
Buckling-Restrained Braced Frames (BRBF)
Special Plate Shear Walls (SPSW)
Composite Systems
Other General Requirements
Bolted and Welded Connections
Protected Zones
Local Buckling
Column Requirements
Column Bases