Steel Compression Member Design in the 1994 Canadian Standard

by D. J. Laurie Kennedy, (F.ASCE), Univ of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII


The 1994 edition of CSA Standard S 16.1-M94, Limit states design of steel structures (CSA 1994) contains explicit methods for computing the compressive resistance of monosymmetric and asymmetric sections as well as of doubly symmetric sections. Welded wide flange shapes are now assigned to the higher of two column curves. Interaction equations for beam-columns continue to be given for the three potential failure modes. Effective lengths other than the actual length are only used for buckling modes of failure. Design examples compare the CSA provisions with those of the AISC (1986) specification.

Subject Headings: Steel structures | Steel columns | Steel frames | Building design | Buckling | Steel beams | Failure analysis

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