Archive for the ‘Steel Structures’ Category
Joists Joists are any of the small timbers or metal beams. These small beams ranges parallel from wall to wall in a structure to
Purlins The roof beams spanning between the trusses are known
Lintels Lintels are members supporting a wall over window or door openings. Or
Bridge girder Bridge girder is a main structural member laying horizontally as in
Stiffeners Stiffeners are the members which are connected to the thin webs to prevent loss of
Cladding Cladding is the exterior covering of the structural components of a building that are
Comparison between rigid frames and trusses Following is the comparison between rigid frames and trusses.
Windward side The face of the building towards the wind is known as windward side. Leeward side The face of the building against the wind is known as leeward side.
Local Buckling If individual parts or plate elements buckle, without overall buckling of the member, this is known as local buckling or local instability. Width/thickness ratio of each part gives the slenderness ratio of the element. This ratio
Side sway Side sway may be defined as Any appreciable lateral or side-ward movement of top of a vertical member relative to its bottom is called side sway, sway or lateral drift. Causes of side sway It can takes place due to following causes