New method of design for combined tension and bending

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The significance of a new method for design of steel members subjected to combined tension and bending, is discussed. The method is based on the AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings, referred to as the AISC Specification. It offers many advantages, including time-saving and tables that provide easy calculation for large number of sections. It allows selection of more efficient sections with appropriate coefficients depending on the relative magnitude of the applied axial force and bending moments. It enables designers to examine the efficiency of a section by observing its values of coefficients. It consists of process convergence that allows designers to save more time for getting a better trail section. It also allows the selection of smaller sections with smaller coefficients that can be more effective in obtaining results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages10
Specialist publicationEngineering Journal
StatePublished - Dec 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction


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