# An easy approach to Structural steel design.

Various subjects are discussed herewith, throughout videos, and solved examples.

## 1-Introduction to structural steel design.

Five posts are already published for the introduction to structural steel.

The first post is about the advantages and disadvantages of structural steel.

The second post is about the stress train relationship and how to get the yield point? the structural steel composition, the different curves for the various types of steel.

The third post is about the different shapes of structural steel according to the AISC.

The fourth post is about the different types of structural loads.

The fifth post is a solved problem for load combination.

## 2- The Structural steel design of Steel beams includes more than 40 posts.

The content includes the introduction to the various types of buckling, that we have for a beam under different types of loading, for instance, flange local buckling, web local buckling, and lateral-torsional buckling.

For each type of buckling, we have the governing factors set in the Aisc code to control buckling.

A-How to determine the compact and compact section for a beam?

B- Introduction to plastic theory.

C- Solved problems to determine the plastic section modulus and elastic section modulus.

D-Solved problems for the analysis and design of a given section of a beam.

E-Solved problems for the analysis of beams according to the bracing length, for the different cases where Lb is bigger or smaller than lr.

F- What is the coefficient of bending CB and how can get its value for different types of loading?

G- How to check the shear value for steel beams? and how to use table3-2 to get the shear value?

H- How to estimate the deflection for a steel beam? a given solved problem for the live load value for a given beam is introduced in different parts.

I- What are the upper and lower bound definitions? solved problems are given for the estimation of collapse load and determining the place of plastic hinge.

J- A solved problem is given for the design of continuous beams.

## 3- Structural steel design of Tension members.

The content includes the introduction to the difference between net and gross area for a given tension member.

A-How to determine the nominal strength for a given section?

B- What is the workable gauge lines?

C- Solved problems for the estimation of effective area.

D- Introduction to block shear and how to estimate it? solved problems are given for the estimation of block shear. The relation between block shear and coped beams is introduced.

This is the LINK of list of tension member posts.

## 4- Structural steel design of compression members.

The content includes the introduction to steel columns and Euler’s equation. The effective lengths factors.

A-How to determine the column compressive strength for a given section?

B- How to compute critical stress by table 4-22?

C-A Solved Problem For Critical Stress 4-9.

D-Introduction to the Alignment charts for columns.

E-Solved problem 7-1 for alignment chart for columns.

F-Solved Problem For Compression Members.

G-Local Buckling stiffened and unstiffened with given solved problems.

H-Solved problem 4-16 using the french equation.

## There are three links.

The first link to the list of compression members is part -1.

The second link to the list of compression members is part -2.

The third link to the list of compression members is part -2.

## 5-Bolted connection.

The content includes the introduction to bearing connection. Euler’s equation. The effective lengths factors. Solved problems are given to determine the shear force that is to be applied for given connections.

6-Composite sections- under preparation.

A very important external link. A beginner guide to structural engineering.