Online Information Centre for Stainless Steel in Construction
This resource is a design guide aimed at engineers with structural design experience using carbon steel but not necessarily with stainless steel. The guidance covers mechanical and physical properties, design strength, a grade specification guide, member design, connections, fabrication and fire resistant design. A comprehensive set of design tables is included giving gross and effective section properties, section classification and member capacities covering CHS, RHS, SHS, channels, double channels back to back and equal angles back to back. The recommendations have been harmonized with BS 5950-1:2000 and EN 1993 -1-4 whenever appropriate. The grades covered are: austenitic grades EN 1.4301 (304), 1.4401 (316) and the low carbon variants and the duplex grades EN 1.4362 SAF 2304) and 1.4462 (2205). Finally, design examples are presented to demonstrate these design recommendations.