Brittle fracture: selection of sub-grade for ‘quasi-static’ structures
Selection of steel sub-grade is an important responsibility for all steel designers, to manage the risk of brittle fracture. David Brown of the SCI discusses a new publication (P4191) which presents steel thickness limits which may be used in buildings where fatigue is not a design consideration.
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Tagged Brittle Fracture, BS EN 1993-1-10, fatigue, fractures, P4191, PD 6695-1-10, quasi-static structures, steel sub-grade