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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 2017-08-03
  • Publisher: Pearson

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For undergraduate courses in Steel Design.


Piquing student interest in structural steel design

This best-selling textbook addresses the fundamentals of structural steel design for students pursuing careers in engineering and construction. Presented in an easy-to-read, user-friendly style, the 6th Edition conforms to the latest manual and specifications of the American Institute of Steel Construction. The material is best suited to students with a basic understanding of the mechanics of materials and structural analysis. 


Author Biography

Jack C. McCormac is a retired Clemson civil engineering professor named by the Engineering News Record as one of the top 125 engineers or architects in the world in the last 125 years for his contributions to education. McCormac has authored or co-authored seven engineering textbooks, with more than half a million copies now in print. His current books have been adopted at more than 500 universities throughout the world. McCormac holds a BS in civil engineering from the Citadel, an MS in civil engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Doctor of Letters from Clemson University. Named an Alumni Distinguished Professor, he taught at Clemson for approximately thirty-four years before retiring in 1989. He is included in the International Who's Who in Engineering.


Stephen F. Csernak is a Senior Lecturer of Civil Engineering at Clemson University. He earned both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Clemson University. Csernak’s research interests include: Structural Engineering, Wind and Seismic Design, and Professional Registration. Registered as a professional engineer in South Carolina, Virginia, and Kentucky, Csernak is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the American Concrete Institute, and the American Institute of Steel Construction. 

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Structural Steel Design

1.1 Advantages of Steel as a Structural Material

1.2 Disadvantages of Steel as a Structural Material

1.3 Early Uses of Iron and Steel

1.4 Steel Sections

1.5 Metric Units

1.6 Cold-Formed Light-Gage Steel Shapes

1.7 Stress—Strain Relationships in Structural Steel

1.8 Modern Structural Steels

1.9 Uses of High-Strength Steels

1.10 Measurement of Toughness

1.11 Jumbo Sections

1.12 Lamellar Tearing

1.13 Furnishing of Structural Steel

1.14 The Work of the Structural Designer

1.15 Responsibilities of the Structural Designer

1.16 Economical Design of Steel Members

1.17 Failure of Structures

1.18 Handling and Shipping Structural Steel

1.19 Calculation Accuracy

1.20 Computers and Structural Steel Design

1.21 Problems for Solution


2. Specifications, Loads, and Methods of Design

2.1 Specifications and Building Codes

2.2 Loads

2.3 Dead Loads

2.4 Live Loads

2.5 Environmental Loads

2.6 Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and Allowable Strength Design (ASD)

2.7 Nominal Strengths

2.8 Shading

2.9 Computation of Loads for LRFD and ASD

2.10 Computing Combined Loads with LRFD Expressions

2.11 Computing Combined Loads with ASD Expressions

2.12 Two Methods of Obtaining an Acceptable Level of Safety

2.13 Discussion of Sizes of Load Factors and Safety Factors

2.14 Author’s Comment

2.15 Examples with Video Solution

2.16 Problems for Solution


3. Analysis of Tension Members

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Nominal Strengths of Tension Members

3.3 Net Areas

3.4 Effect of Staggered Holes

3.5 Effective Net Areas

3.6 Connecting Elements for Tension Members

3.7 Block Shear

3.8 Examples with Video Solution

3.9 Problems for Solution


4. Design of Tension Members

4.1 Selection of Sections

4.2 Built-Up Tension Members

4.3 Rods and Bars

4.4 Pin-Connected Members

4.5 Design for Fatigue Loads

4.6 Examples with Video Solution

4.7 Problems for Solution


5. Introduction to Axially Loaded Compression Members

5.1 General

5.2 Residual Stresses

5.3 Sections Used for Columns

5.4 Development of Column Formulas

5.5 The Euler Formula

5.6 End Restraint and Effective Lengths of Columns

5.7 Stiffened and Unstiffened Elements

5.8 Long, Short, and Intermediate Columns

5.9 Column Formulas

5.10 Maximum Slenderness Ratios

5.11 Example Problems

5.12 Examples with Video Solution

5.13 Problems for Solution


6. Design of Axially Loaded Compression Members

6.1 Introduction

6.2 AISC Design Tables

6.3 Column Splices

6.4 Built-Up Columns

6.5 Built-Up Columns with Components in Contact with Each Other

6.6 Connection Requirements for Built-Up Columns Whose Components Are in Contact with Each Other

6.7 Built-Up Columns with Components Not in Contact with Each Other

6.8 Single-Angle Compression Members

6.9 Sections Containing Slender Elements

6.10 Flexural-Torsional Buckling of Compression Members

6.11 Examples with Video Solution

6.12 Problems for Solution


7. Design of Axially Loaded Compression Members (Continued) and Column Base Plates

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Further Discussion of Effective Lengths

7.3 Frames Meeting Alignment Chart Assumptions

7.4 Frames Not Meeting Alignment Chart Assumptions As to Joint Rotations

7.5 Stiffness-Reduction Factors

7.6 Columns Leaning on Each Other for In-Plane Design

7.7 Base Plates for Concentrically Loaded Columns

7.8 Examples with Video Solution

7.9 Problems for Solution


8. Introduction to Beams

8.1 Types of Beams

8.2 Sections Used as Beams

8.3 Bending Stresses

8.4 Plastic Hinges

8.5 Elastic Design

8.6 The Plastic Modulus

8.7 Theory of Plastic Analysis

8.8 The Collapse Mechanism

8.9 The Virtual-Work Method

8.10 Location of Plastic Hinge for Uniform Loadings

8.11 Continuous Beams

8.12 Building Frames

8.13 Examples with Video Solution

8.14 Problems for Solution


9. Design of Beams for Moments

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Yielding Behavior–Full Plastic Moment, Zone 1

9.3 Design of Beams, Zone 1

9.4 Lateral Support of Beams

9.5 Introduction to Inelastic Buckling, Zone 2

9.6 Moment Capacities, Zone 2

9.7 Elastic Buckling, Zone 3

9.8 Design Charts

9.9 Noncompact Sections

9.10 Examples with Video Solution

9.11 Problems for Solution


10. Design of Beams–Miscellaneous Topics (Shear, Deflection, etc.)

10.1 Design of Continuous Beams

10.2 Shear

10.3 Deflections

10.4 Webs and Flanges with Concentrated Loads

10.5 Unsymmetrical Bending

10.6 Design of Purlins

10.7 The Shear Center

10.8 Beam-Bearing Plates

10.9 Lateral Bracing at Member Ends Supported on Base Plates

10.10 Examples with Video Solution

10.11 Problems for Solution


11. Bending and Axial Force

11.1 Occurrence

11.2 Members Subject to Bending and Axial Tension

11.3 First-Order and Second-Order Moments for Members Subject to Axial Compression and Bending

11.4 Direct Analysis Method (DAM)

11.5 Effective Length Method (ELM)

11.6 Approximate Second-Order Analysis

11.7 Beam—Columns in Braced Frames

11.8 Beam—Columns in Unbraced Frames

11.9 Design of Beam—Columns–Braced or Unbraced

11.10 Examples with Video Solution

11.11 Problems for Solution


12. Bolted Connections

12.1 Introduction

12.2 Types of Bolts

12.3 History of High-Strength Bolts

12.4 Advantages of High-Strength Bolts

12.5 Snug-Tight, Pretensioned, and Slip-Critical Bolts

12.6 Methods for Fully Pretensioning High-Strength Bolts

12.7 Slip-Resistant Connections and Bearing-Type Connections

12.8 Mixed Joints

12.9 Sizes of Bolt Holes

12.10 Load Transfer and Types of Joints

12.11 Failure of Bolted Joints

12.12 Spacing and Edge Distances of Bolts

12.13 Bearing-Type Connections–Loads Passing Through Center of Gravity of Connections

12.14 Slip-Critical Connections–Loads Passing Through Center of Gravity of Connections

12.15 Examples with Video Solution

12.16 Problems for Solution


13. Eccentrically Loaded Bolted Connections and Historical Notes on Rivets

13.1 Bolts Subjected to Eccentric Shear

13.2 Bolts Subjected to Shear and Tension (Bearing-Type Connections)

13.3 Bolts Subjected to Shear and Tension (Slip-Critical Connections)

13.4 Tension Loads on Bolted Joints

13.5 Prying Action

13.6 Historical Notes on Rivets

13.7 Types of Rivets

13.8 Strength of Riveted Connections–Rivets in Shear and Bearing

13.9 Examples with Video Solution

13.10 Problems for Solution


14. Welded Connections

14.1 General

14.2 Advantages of Welding

14.3 American Welding Society

14.4 Types of Welding

14.5 Prequalified Welding

14.6 Welding Inspection

14.7 Classification of Welds

14.8 Welding Symbols

14.9 Groove Welds

14.10 Fillet Welds

14.11 Strength of Welds

14.12 AISC Requirements

14.13 Design of Simple Fillet Welds

14.14 Design of Connections for Members with Both Longitudinal and Transverse Fillet Welds

14.15 Some Miscellaneous Comments

14.16 Design of Fillet Welds for Truss Members

14.17 Plug and Slot Welds

14.18 Shear and Torsion

14.19 Shear and Bending

14.20 Full-Penetration and Partial-Penetration Groove Welds

14.21 Examples with Video Solution

14.22 Problems for Solution


15. Building Connections

15.1 Selection of Type of Fastener

15.2 Types of Beam Connections

15.3 Standard Bolted Beam Connections

15.4 AISC Manual Standard Connection Tables

15.5 Designs of Standard Bolted Framed Connections

15.6 Designs of Standard Welded Framed Connections

15.7 Single-Plate, or Shear Tab, Framing Connections

15.8 End-Plate Shear Connections

15.9 Designs of Welded Seated Beam Connections

15.10 Designs of Stiffened Seated Beam Connections

15.11 Designs of Moment-Resisting FR Moment Connections

15.12 Column Web Stiffeners

15.13 Problems for Solution


16. Composite Beams

16.1 Composite Construction

16.2 Advantages of Composite Construction

16.3 Discussion of Shoring

16.4 Effective Flange Widths

16.5 Shear Transfer

16.6 Partially Composite Beams

16.7 Strength of Shear Connectors

16.8 Number, Spacing, and Cover Requirements for Shear Connectors

16.9 Moment Capacity of Composite Sections

16.10 Deflections

16.11 Design of Composite Sections

16.12 Continuous Composite Sections

16.13 Design of Concrete-Encased Sections

16.14 Problems for Solution


17. Composite Columns

17.1 Introduction

17.2 Advantages of Composite Columns

17.3 Disadvantages of Composite Columns

17.4 Lateral Bracing

17.5 Specifications for Composite Columns

17.6 Axial Design Strengths of Composite Columns

17.7 Shear Strength of Composite Columns

17.8 LRFD and ASD Tables

17.9 Load Transfer at Footings and Other Connections

17.10 Tensile Strength of Composite Columns

17.11 Axial Load and Bending

17.12 Problems for Solution


18. Cover-Plated Beams and Built-up Girders

18.1 Cover-Plated Beams

18.2 Built-up Girders

18.3 Built-up Girder Proportions

18.4 Flexural Strength

18.5 Tension Field Action

18.6 Design of Stiffeners

18.7 Problems for Solution


19. Design of Steel Buildings

19.1 Introduction to Low-Rise Buildings

19.2 Types of Steel Frames Used for Buildings

19.3 Common Types of Floor Construction

19.4 Concrete Slabs on Open-Web Steel Joists

19.5 One-Way and Two-Way Reinforced-Concrete Slabs

19.6 Composite Floors

19.7 Concrete-Pan Floors

19.8 Steel Floor Deck

19.9 Flat Slab Floors

19.10 Precast Concrete Floors

19.11 Types of Roof Construction

19.12 Exterior Walls and Interior Partitions

19.13 Fireproofing of Structural Steel

19.14 Introduction to High-Rise Buildings

19.15 Discussion of Lateral Forces

19.16 Types of Lateral Bracing

19.17 Analysis of Buildings with Diagonal Wind Bracing for Lateral Forces

19.18 Moment-Resisting Joints

19.19 Design of Buildings for Gravity Loads

19.20 Selection of Members


APPENDIX A Derivation of the Euler Formula

APPENDIX B Slender Compression Elements

APPENDIX C Flexural-Torsional Buckling of Compression Members

APPENDIX D Moment-Resisting Column Base Plates





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