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Tag: Columns Methods of analysis and design

The purpose of this section is to provide a preview of the principal methods of analysis used in this volume, and to show that most of them are straightforward applications of methods in common use for steel or for concrete structures. The steel designer will be familiar with the elementary elastic theory of bending, and the simple plastic theory in which the

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Tag: Columns Relative Cost of Structural Steels

Because of the many strength levels and grades now available, designers usually must investigate several steels to determine the most economical one for each application. As a guide, relative material costs of several structural steels used as tension members, beams, and columns are discussed below. The comparisons are based on cost of steel to fabricators (steel producer’s price) because, in

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