The theoretical background to the design of welded plate girders according to BS449 is adopted in a search for optimum design. Within certain practical limitations, design curves are derived for minimum weight design. A computer-based design system is described from which minimum cost designs can be produced for conventional plate girders and welded crane girders. Some observations derived from computer results are given which, together with the design curves, provide guidelines towards obtaining an optimum design. /Author/TRRL/

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    Institution of Structural Engineers

    11 Upper Belgrave Street
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1X 8BH
  • Authors:
    • Jenkins, W M
    • De Jesus, G C
    • Burns, A
  • Publication Date: 1977-12


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 547-553
  • Serial:
    • Structural Engineer
    • Volume: 55
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: Institution of Structural Engineers
    • ISSN: 1466-5123

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173335
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM