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A large mixed-use scheme, with office space geared towards the creative industries, will transform a swathe of land on the edge of London’s Soho district, …

AD 436: Section classification of a flat plate

SCI is sometimes asked how to determine the section class of a flat plate as BS EN 1993-1-1 does not include this section in table 5.2. The purpose of this …

AD 425: Full depth stiffeners and lateral torsional buckling

The SCI Advisory Desk sometimes receives questions about the potential to use full depth stiffeners to restrain lateral torsional buckling, suggesting that the …

The design of hybrid fabricated girders – part 2

In Part Two of the article, David Brown of the SCI discusses the lateral torsional buckling resistance and shear resistance of hybrid

High speed rail college set to arrive

In anticipation of the construction of high-speed rail infrastructure, a national college to train specialist engineers is being built. Martin Cooper reports …

Lateral torsional buckling – additional Eurocode provisions

David Brown of the SCI discusses the Eurocode rules when the effect of LTB may be ignored, and the simplified rules for buildings. In order to retain the …

Bridging the A1 gap

Eight steel composite bridges are being installed as part of the A1 upgrade in North Yorkshire. As the only section of non-motorway on the strategic M1/A1(M) …

LTB in the Eurocodes – Back to the Future

In Part 1, David Brown of the SCI looked at comparisons between lateral torsional buckling in BS 449 and BS 5950. In Part 2, the comparison is extended to the …

A brief history of LTB

David Brown of the SCI reviews the (relatively) recent history of lateral torsional buckling of beams. Part 1 includes a reminder of the underlying structural …

AD 391: Lateral Torsional Buckling of rectangular plates in accordance with BS EN 1993-1-1

BS EN 1993-1-1 does not explicitly cover LTB of rectangular plates. This AD note provides guidance for calculating the design buckling resistance moment that …

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