Engineering Design Concerns Regarding Steel Fabrication

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by Walter P. Moore, Jr., Walter P. Moore & Associates, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Steel Structures

Abstract: The precise fabrication of structural steel pieces is an essential part of the process leading to the satisfactory erection and connection of the individual steel elements into the final structure. Obviously, it is the final structure, and not the individual pieces, which must behave in a safe and satisfactory manner under the applied loads. Perhaps the most critical fabrication process deals with welding. Most design engineers would prefer welding to be done in the fabricating shop and bolting to be done in the field. As a result, most structural design is performed with that idea in mind.

Subject Headings: Steel structures | Fabrication | Welding | Structural safety | Connections (structural) | Load factors |

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