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Structural Design for the Stage by Bradley L Powers, Steven A Schmidt, Ben Sammler, Alys Holden

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Steel Beam Design

INTRODUCTION

Chapters 2, 3, and 4 described how to determine the stresses in a beam due to its loading conditions. Chapter 5 described how to design beams with sawn lumber, this chapter will explore procedures for designing steel beams.

STEEL AND ITS PROPERTIES

The primary source for information regarding steel, steel shapes, and steel structural design procedures is the Manual of Steel Construction, Allowable Stress Design, published by the American Institute of Steel Construction, AISC. For ease of reference the manual will be referred to as the Steel Construction Manual (SCM). The SCM is to steel design what the Timber Construction Manual is to wood design. This text will use the techniques, section properties, and allowables ...

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