Rational Design of Beam-Columns in Steel

by Constancio F. Miranda, Univ of Detroit, Civil Engineering, Dep, Detroit, MI, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Design, Cementitious Products, and Case Histories


The paper discusses the procedure as currently recommended in the AISC Manual for selection of beam-columns in steel and points to the inadequacy of this procedure for quick convergence to the final selection. The alternative procedure recommended by the author is shown to be more rational in that it is based on a physical interpretation of the interaction equations and in that it leads to a quicker convergence to the final selection.

Subject Headings: Beam columns | Steel beams | Convergence (mathematics) | Steel structures | Steel columns | Stress analysis | Girders | Load factors

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