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Red book for steel industry
Published jointly by the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA), Tata Steel and the Steel Construction Institute (SCI), a Eurocode edition of the Handbook of Structural Steelwork, commonly referred to as the Red Book, has been published.
“The book introduces Eurocodes via simplified procedures which since 2010 has been an established method for structural steel design,” said David Moore, BCSA Director of Engineering.
The publication is split into three principal sections – general guidance, general design data and design tables.
The guidance and design tables are all in accordance with BS EN 1993-1-1:2005 Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures – Part 1.1: General rules and rules for buildings, its UK National Annex and other relevant Eurocodes.
General guidance includes a chapter on limit state design, actions (loads) and an introduction to Eurocode 3. Further chapters in this section inform the reader about resistance of cross-section, buckling resistance of beams, members in tension, members in compression and trusses.
The section on general design data includes bending moment diagrams, shear force diagrams and expressions for deflection calculation.
A variety of beams and cantilevers with different loading and support conditions are covered. Expressions for properties of geometrical figures are also given, together with useful mathematical solutions.
The design tables include section property, member resistance and ultimate load tables calculated according to BS EN 1993-1-1:2005 and its associated National Annex for all common structural steelwork profiles used in the UK.
Following the same format as previous publications, readers will find the layout and design familiar. “Worked examples are also similar allowing readers to compare between the previous National Standards and the latest Eurocode examples,” said Dr Moore.
Copies of the Eurocode edition of the Handbook of Structural Steelwork are available from the BCSA at £40 per copy to non members and £30 per copy to members.