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Introduction to fatigue design to BS EN 1993-1-9

Introduction to fatigue design to BS EN 1993-1-9

The assessment of fatigue performance is routine in bridge design but is only relevant to specific elements in buildings which may suffer..

September 13, 2018
AD 422: Punching shear check for fin plates in P358

AD 422: Punching shear check for fin plates in P358

This AD note relates to Check 10 for fin plates in P358 Simple Joints to Eurocode 3 (the Eurocode “Green Book” on simple connections)...

September 13, 2018
AD 421: Design responsibility for welds in fabricated plate girders

AD 421: Design responsibility for welds in fabricated plate girders

In recent months the SCI has received a number of questions about responsibility for the design of the welds between the web and flanges of..

September 13, 2018
New and revised codes & standards: From BSI Updates July & August 2018

New and revised codes & standards: From BSI Updates July & August 2018

BS EN PUBLICATIONS BS EN ISO 683-1:2018 Heat-treatable steels, alloy steels and free-cutting steels. Non-alloy steels for quenching and..

September 13, 2018
Buckling resistance of uniform members in bending

Buckling resistance of uniform members in bending

Richard Henderson of the Steel Construction Institute discusses the phenomenon of lateral-torsional buckling. In order to retain the..

July 12, 2018
AD 420: Minimum values of shear and bending moment in beams with web openings

AD 420: Minimum values of shear and bending moment in beams with web openings

Table 3.1 of SCI publication P355 gives minimum values of co-existent shear and bending moment to be used at beam openings. This AD..

July 12, 2018
New and revised codes & standards: June 2018

New and revised codes & standards: June 2018

BS EN PUBLICATIONS BS EN 1011-8:2018 Welding. Recommendations for welding of metallic materials. Welding of cast irons Supersedes BS EN..

July 12, 2018
AD 419: Composite beams with different positions of web openings

AD 419: Composite beams with different positions of web openings

SCI publication P355 is widely used to design beams with large web openings. It is adopted in the development of software to design hot..

June 14, 2018
New and revised codes & standards, from BSI Updates May 2018

New and revised codes & standards, from BSI Updates May 2018

BS EN PUBLICATIONS BS EN ISO 2081:2018 Metallic and other inorganic coatings. Electroplated coatings of zinc with supplementary treatments..

June 14, 2018
U-frames in bridges

U-frames in bridges

Bridge designers will be familiar with compression flanges restrained by u-frames. David Brown of the SCI introduces the concept and..

June 14, 2018