The book is specially planned for reducing the time required for design of Steel Structural members. It gives the properties of standard steel sections used in regular designs and also gives (i) tensile load capacity of Equal and Unequal Angle Sections; (ii) compressive strength and load capacity of single angle sections (both Equal and Unequal Angles),all I-Sections, Channel Sections, T-Sections and (iii) Moment of Resistance of all I-sections. The details of load capacities and Moments of Resistance are provided in the form of tables which are very easy to use. The tensile load capacities of angle sections are given for both yield stress and ultimate stress, for full cross-sectional area and can be used for the design of welded members. The compressive load capacities are given for a range of effective lengths starting from 1.0 m to an effective length corresponding to a slenderness ratio of 250, maximum value as per the code IS:800-2007. The Moments of Resistance for all I-sections are given for both cases, viz., low shear and high shear, considering the compression flange to be laterally supported. The book also helps in making the designs economic as all sections having the design load/moment capacities can be listed and the one with minimum weight can be selected as the design member. The book aims at increasing the efficiency of the steel structural designersaving time and simultaneously achieving economy. The students also can pick up this art while learning the subject.
K. V. Pramod completed B.E. Civil in the year 1986 from KREC Surathkal (presently NITK Surathkal), Mangalore University. He completed his post graduate degree in Industrial Structures and obtained his M. Tech degree in the year 1988, also, from KREC Surathkal, Mangalore University. He joined SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Civil Engineering Department in 1988 as lecturer and is presently Professor, at the same Institution. He has taught various Structural subjects for both undergraduate and postgraduate classes and has been teaching Steel Design and related subjects at both the levels for the past several years.