NAASRA DRAFT BRIDGE DESIGN SPECIFICATION, SECTION 7: STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN . BRIDGE ENGINEERING WORKSHOP; PROCEEDINGS; 14TH ARRB CONFERENCE, 28 AUGUST - 2 SEPTEMBER 1988, CANBERRA

Draft section 7 differs significantly from the current section 7 in that it utilises the limit state design approach. The draft rules for the design of steel structures are closely based on those for the draft limit state revision to as 1249, saa steel structures code, which comprises the first major technical revision of this code since 1968. As stated in the preface to the draft commentary: "the considerable advances since then (1968) in materials and construction technology and the increased application of computers to modelling and analytical techniques has realised an improved understanding of both material and member behaviour in complete structures. This has led to more sophisticated design procedures which are now readily available to design office staff". It was intended that the draft rules for the design of composite structures would be based on the limit state revision and expansion of as 2327, saa composite structures code, which currently only encompasses simply supported beams. However, this limit state revision has now been postponed for at least one year. The resulting draft rules have been taken from a number of sources including the current section 7, eurocode 4, British bridge code BS 5400, part 5, and the recommendations of the European convention on constructional steelwork (eccs) on composite structures. For the covering record of the workshop, see IRRD no 814823.

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    • WHEELER, W K
  • Publication Date: 1989-6

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  • Accession Number: 00499448
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-86910-389-X
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM