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Joints in Steel Construction: Simple Joints to Eurocode 3 (P358)

This publication is one of a series of “Green Books” that cover a range of steelwork connections. This publication provides guidance for nominally pinned joints (the most common joint type in steel building structures) that primarily carry vertical shear and, as an accidental limit state, tying forces. The connections are designed in accordance with Eurocode 3 and its UK National Annexes.

This publication is cited in the UK National Annex; Joints designed in accordance with the principles within this publication can be classed as nominally pinned without calculation of connection stiffness.

Resistance tables are provided for the commonly used connection types, including partial depth end plates, fin plates, splices and column bases. A new full depth end plate (i.e. welded to both flanges) has been introduced, which offers a significantly increased tying resistance compared to a partial depth end plate. Detailed design checks are included to cover non-standard joints and facilitate the development of design software.

A companion publication (expected to be published in 2012) will cover moment-resisting joints.

Full Price £80.00
(BCSA and SCI member price £60.00)

Catalogue number: P358
ISBN number: 987-1-85942-201-4
Authors: BCSA (The British Constructional Steelwork Association Limited), SCI (The Steel Construction Institute)
Pagination: 462 pp
Pages: A4 Paperback
Publication date: 2011

To purchase your copies please contact:
SCI +44 (0) 1344 636505

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