Strength Design in Aluminum: A Review of Three Codes

by Mousa Tabatabai Gargari,

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0767-7 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0767-3 (ISBN-10), 2005, Soft Cover, Pg. ix, 73
22 cm, Prepared by Task Committee on Strength Design in Aluminum of the Committee on Special Structures in the Committee on Metals, and by The Structural Engineering Institute; Codes reviewed: Canada (CSA S157-05 Strength Design in Aluminum, 2005 CSA); Europe (Eurocode 9 Design of Aluminum Alloy Structures EC9); United States (Aluminum Association's Specification of Aluminum Structures, Load and Resistance Factor Design, 2nd Ed., 2000 SAS)

Document Type: Book


Prepared by the Task Committee on Strength Design in Aluminum of the Committee on Special Structures of the Committee on Metals of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE.

This report compares the Canadian, European, and U.S. codes on aluminum in order to provide a basis for the preparation of a common specification document. The three codes are: CSA S157-03, Strength Design in Aluminum (2003, CSA); Eurocode 9, Design of Aluminum Alloy Structures (EC9); Specification of Aluminum Structures: Load and Resistance Factor Design, 2nd ed.(2000, Aluminum Association)

Frequently using a tabular format, this report compares how the three codes treat symbols, design principles, material principles, resistance limited by yield or rupture, buckling, and connections. By stripping the load and resistance factors from the design expressions, this book is able to compare the essential rules of engineering on which the codes are based and to compare the positions taken by three different code writing committees. The results contributes to a common specification document by signaling the areas of agreement and, more importantly, the areas of disagreement.

This book is a valuable resource for structural engineers working with aluminum, especially in Canada, Europe, or the United States.

Subject Headings: Aluminum (material) | Standards and codes | Load and resistance factor design | Structural strength | Strength of materials | Metals (material) | Structural engineering | Professional societies | Canada | Europe | United States


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