Design of slender columns – from Euler to Eurocodes

Author: Alasdair Beal

Date published

5 June 2020

Price
Free
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Design of slender columns – from Euler to Eurocodes

Training
Date published

5 June 2020

Author

Alasdair Beal

Price

Free

Author

Alasdair Beal

A review of slender column design development, from basic theory to the latest codes of practice.

The design of slender columns is difficult, because in addition to material failure there is also the possibility of local failure through instability.

The talk reviews:

  • The history of slender column design, from the pioneering work of Euler and Young through to the latest design methods
  • How design methods and allowable stresses have developed and changed over the years
  • The issues engineers need to consider
  • Problems in current steel and concrete codes
  • New proposals for simplifying concrete column design to Eurocode 2 and BS8110
 

Speaker

Alasdair Beal - Consultant at Perega Ltd (formerly Thomasons Ltd), Leeds.
After Glasgow University he worked at Freeman Fox on long-span bridge design. Subsequently, his work has ranged from historic buildings to modern commercial projects, surveys and expert witness.

 

Design of slender columns - from Euler to Eurocodes

Additional information

Format:
Video
Video Length:
01:17:15
Publisher:
IStructE

Tags

Concrete Training Technical Lecture Series Metal - steel Codes & Standards Column Video IStructE London HQ

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