Textbook
Structural Stability of Steel: Concepts and Applications for Structural EngineersISBN: 9780470037782
384 pages
April 2008, ©2008

Description
Not only does this book provide readers with a solid foundation in structural stability theory, it also offers them a practical, working knowledge of how this theory translates into design specifications for safe steel structures. Structural Stability of Steel features detailed discussions of the elastic and inelastic stability of steel columns, beams, beamcolumns, and frames alongside numerous worked examples. For each type of structural member or system, the authors set forth recommended design rules with clear explanations of how they were derived.
Following an introduction to the principles of stability theory, the book covers:
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Stability of axially loaded planar elastic systems
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Tangentmodulus, reducedmodulus, and maximum strength theories
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Elastic and inelastic stability limits of planar beamcolumns
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Elastic and inelastic instability of planar frames
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Outofplane, lateraltorsional buckling of beams, columns, and beamcolumns
The final two chapters focus on the application of stability theory to the practical design of steel structures, with special emphasis on examples based on the 2005 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings of the American Institute of Steel Construction. Problem sets at the end of each chapter enable readers to put their newfound knowledge into practice by solving actual instability problems.
With its clear logical progression from theory to design implementation, this book is an ideal textbook for upperlevel undergraduates and graduate students in structural engineering. Practicing engineers should also turn to this book for expert assistance in investigating and solving a myriad of stability problems.
Table of Contents
Section 1.1 Introduction.
Section 1.2 Basics of Stability Behavior : The SpringBar System.
Section 1.3 Fundamentals of PostBuckling Behavior.
Section 1.4 SnapThrough Buckling.
Section 1.5 MultiDegreeofFreedom Systems.
Section 1.6 Summary.
Problems.
Chapter 2: Elastic Buckling of Planar Columns.
Section 2.1 Introduction.
Section 2.2 LargeDeflection Solution of an Elastic Column.
Section 2.3 Differential Equation of Planar Flexure.
Section 2.4 The Basic Case: PinEnded Column.
Section 2.5 The Five Fundamental Cases.
Section 2.6 The Effect of Imperfections.
Section 2.7 Stability of A Rigid Frame.
Section 2.8 EndRestrained Columns.
Section 2.9 Restrained Column Examples.
Section 2.10 Continuously Restrained Columns.
Section 2.11 Summary.
Problems.
Appendix.
Chapter 3: Inelastic Column Buckling.
Section 3.1 The Tangent and Reduced Modulus Concepts.
Section 3.2 Shanley's Contribution.
Section 3.3 Example Illustrating the Tangent Modulus and the Reduced Modulus Concepts.
Section 3.4 Buckling Strength ff Steel Columns.
Section 3.5 Illustration Of The Effect of Residual Stresses on the Buckling Strength of Steel Columns.
Section 3.6 The Effect of Initial OutofStraightness and Load Eccentricity.
Section 3.7 Design Formulas For Metal Columns.
Section 3.8 Summary.
Problems.
Chapter 4: BeamColumns.
Section 4.1 Introduction.
Section 4.2 General Discussion Of The Behavior Of BeamColumns.
Section 4.3 The Elastic InPlane Behavior Of BeamColumns.
Section 4.4 Elastic Limit Interaction Relationships.
Section 4.5 Example Problems Of BeamColumn Strength.
Section 4.6 Systematic Methods Of Analysis: Flexibility Method.
Section 4.7 Systematic Methods Of Analysis: The Stiffness Method.
Section 4.8 Inelastic Strength Of BeamColumns.
Section 4.9 Design Of BeamColumns.
Problems.
Chapter 5: FrameStability.
Section 5.1 Introduction.
Section 5.2 TwoBay Frame Examples.
Section 5.3 Summary.
Problems.
Chapter 6: LateralTorsional Buckling.
Section 6.1 Introduction.
Section 6.2 Basic Case: Beams Subjected To Uniform Moment.
Section 6.3 The Effect Of Boundary Conditions.
Section 6.4 The Effect Of Loading Conditions.
Section 6.5 LateralTorsional Buckling Of SinglySymmetric Cross Sections.
Section 6.6 BeamColumns And Columns.
Section 6.7 Inelastic LateralTorsional Buckling.
Section 6.8 Summary.
Problems.
Chapter 7: Bracing.
Section 7.1 Introduction.
Section 7.2 Discrete bracing.
Section 7.3 Relative Bracing.
Section 7.4 Leanon Bracing.
Section 7.5 Effects of Imperfections.
Section 7.6 Column Bracing Provisions.
Section 7.7 Beam Bracing.
Section 7.8 AISC Design Provisions for Beam Bracing.
Section 7.9 Summary.
Suggested Reading.
Problems.
Chapter 8: Specification  Based Applications of Stability in Steel Design.
Section 8.1 Introduction.
Section 8.2 Development of the beamcolumn interaction equations.
Section 8.3 Assessment of Column Strength.
Section 8.4 Assessment of beam strength.
Section 8.5 Specification Based Approaches for Stability Assessment.
Section 8.6 Effective Length Factors, aka "Kfactors".
Section 8.7 Design Assessment Example.
Section 8.8 Frame Design Requirements in Canada and Europe.
Section 8.9 Summary.
Problems.
Author Information
Theodore V. Galambos, PE, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota and a member of the Executive Committee for the Structural Stability Research Council. He is also the editor of Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures, Fifth Edition (Wiley). Among his many accolades are the AISC T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award, ASCE Ernest E. Howard Award, ASCE OPAL Award, and SSRC Lynn S. Beedle Award.
Andrea E. Surovek, PE, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Recipient of the 2001 SSRC Vinnakota Award, Dr. Surovek is a member of the SSRC and Chair of their Frame Stability Committee. She also serves as the Chair of the ASCE Committee on Compression and Flexural Members.
The Wiley Advantage
 Includes a basic introduction to the underlying concept of stability, before moving on to practical, approachable design examples for various stability problems.
 Presents the most up to date design methods, discussing their development from fundamental principles to practical application.
 End of chapter questions included for student review with worked solutions available to instructors.
 Innovative coverage of concepts such as member and system bracing.
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