Steel structure analysis and design
Chan, Siu-Lai Department of Civil Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.
Liu, Y. P. Department of Civil Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.
- Linear analysis
- Allowable stress design
- Safety factor
- Second-order analysis design method
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Methods to ensure the safety of steel structures over their expected lifetimes. Undoubtedly, the safety of structures has become an important issue since the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings, in New York City, on September 11, 2001. Over the past century, the loss of life and property resulting from natural phenomena such as earthquakes and human-created incidents such as explosions and terrorist attacks has been tremendous. To a certain extent these tragedies are unavoidable and humans cannot stop natural disasters. However, with more sophisticated design for more robust structures, the damage caused by such accidents can be minimized.
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