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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.

In order to retain the accurate formatting of the equations in this technical paper, this article is available as a pdf download only.

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