New SCI publication: High Strength Steel design and Execution Guide (P432)
The use of HSS can enable substantial savings in structural weight and material costs. The reduction in weight leads to a cost saving in the foundations, welding, fabrication, transportation and erection. Significant reductions in carbon dioxide emissions are also possible. As a result of these advantages, HSS are being used increasingly in a range of applications in construction, particularly for heavy columns, transfer beams, trusses and bridge girders. And it is likely that their use will increase, especially as the importance of minimizing carbon dioxide emissions grows.
SCI's new publication leads designers through the stages of specification, design and execution for structures made of steels with strengths from S420 up to S700, in accordance with European product, design and execution standards. Topics such as product availability, fracture toughness and fatigue resistance are included. The design of steel structures and composite steel-concrete members is covered, as well as the design of hybrid members where HSS is used for the flange and a lower strength steel for the web.
Practical guidance is given on when and how the benefits of HSS can be exploited in design and worked examples go step-by-step through the design process.