A comparative study of aisc-360 and eurocode 3 strength limit states

Şahin, Serkan
Nowadays; design, fabrication and erection of steel structures can be taken place at different locations as a result of rapid globalization; owners may require the use of widely accepted steel design codes. Therefore, engineers are faced with the challenge of being competent with several design specifications for a particular material type. AISC-360 and EC3 are widely accepted steel structure design specifications that utilize limit state principles with some similarities and differences in application. Hereby a study has been undertaken to put together the nominal strength expressions presented in both AISC-360 and EC3 codes in a single document, to identify the similarities and the differences in calculated strengths and to facilitate rapid learning of either of the specifications with prior knowledge of the other. Because of the wide scope of specifications, only fundamental failure modes are considered in this thesis. Resistance equations are directly compared with each other wherever possible. For cases where the treatment of specifications is entirely different, representative members were considered for comparison purposes.


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Citation Formats
S. Şahin, “A comparative study of aisc-360 and eurocode 3 strength limit states,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.