The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 67 (1989) > Issues > Issue 21 > On the Use and Calibration of Designg Standards for SHS Joints
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On the Use and Calibration of Designg Standards for SHS Joints

The present state of specifications or recommendations governing the static design of welded structural hollow section (SHS) trusses and joints in various countries is reviewed, along with the calibration or adjustments made to suit particular Code formats. Recent international trends in the properties of manufactured tubes are described, and the impact these have on joint design is discussed. It is shown that recalibration of Eurocode 3 Appendix 6B proposals is warranted, prior to their adoption in the UK and elsewhere, and microcomputer-based design aids need to be subsequently produced for effective implementation. Professor J.A. Packer and G. Davies