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The buckling resistance of laced columns

David Brown of the SCI uses the example of a laced column to demonstrate useful approaches to member

Proposed revisions to lateral torsional buckling

Several of the revised Eurocode Parts are close to their final version – they are in a mature state and significant changes now would be a surprise. David …

Joint stiffness and the elastic critical load factor

The susceptibility of moment-resisting frames to global buckling is profoundly influenced by the stiffness of joints as calculated by the proposed method in BS …

New Steel Construction Technical Digest now available online

New Steel Construction’s (NSC) fourth Technical Digest, which brings together a year’s worth of technical guidance, is now available for download at: …

The design of tee sections in bending

David Brown of the SCI looks at the lateral torsional buckling resistance of tee sections, considering the rules in BS 5950 and BS EN 1993-1-1 In order to …

President’s Column: July 2019

One of the ‘problems’ with technology today is that we all get bombarded with information, which we either delete or file away to look at later. And then …

Cold formed sections

The forming process affects the toughness of cold formed sections and their use in external structures. Welding is prohibited near the corners of cold formed …

Design of buildings to resist external accidental explosions

Bassam Burgan of the SCI discusses the design of low to medium rise buildings against external explosions and SCI’s forthcoming design guide. Blast caused by …

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

AD 404: Columns in simple construction

SCI has received reports that some designers are disregarding the rules for the design of columns in braced frames (simple construction).  In some cases the …

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