Steel in Construction Academy



Dear readers,

It is with great pleasure that we present SiCA: Steel in Construction Academy, our latest development available for free on our digital platform Constructalia.

Almost 30 years ago, a consortium of more than 200 European steel and steel construction specialists, including ArcelorMittal, came together to implement the ESDEP (European Steel Design Education Programme) training programme to further the development of the use of steel in construction. Three years ago, we decided to take all of this content and revise, update, and enrich it.

We have paid particular attention to updating as per the current standards and regulations, especially to comply with the most recent versions of the Eurocodes. We have also included new products and solutions in connection with our site content. Certain themes, such as sustainable construction with steel, energy efficiency, and the circular economy, which were not taken into consideration when the content was first created, will be the subject of new publications.

Enjoy your visit and good reading,

Patrick Le Pense
Building skin & Civil engineering segment manager
ArcelorMittal Europe - Flat Products

Introduction to steel's role in construction in Europe

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Process of design

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Design philosophies

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Limit state design and partial safety factors

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Background to loadings

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Historical development of iron and steel in structures

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Historical development of steelwork design

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Historical development of iron and steel in buildings

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Historical development of iron and steel in bridges 1770-1970

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Re-use of existing buildings

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Residual life assessment for bridges

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Appendix to “Residual life assessment for bridges" lecture

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Concept and basis of steel metallurgy

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Manufacturing and forming processes

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Mechanical properties of steel

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Toughness and resistance to brittle fracture

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Steel grades and qualities

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Concepts of stable and unstable elastic equilibrium

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General criteria for elastic stability

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Elastic instability modes

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General methods for assessing critical loads

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Buckling of real structural elements I

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Buckling of real structural elements II

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Methods of analysis of steel structures

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Cross-section classification

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Local buckling

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Tension members I

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Buckling lengths

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Frames

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Trusses and lattice girders

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Introduction to plate behaviour and design

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Behaviour and design of unstiffened plates

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Behaviour and design of stiffened plates

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Design of box girders

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Advanced design of box girders

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Introduction to shell structures

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Basic analysis of shell structures

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Introduction to corrosion process

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Factors governing protection of steelwork

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Corrosion protection for steel structures in buildings

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Introduction to fire safety

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Background to thermal analysis

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Background to structural (mechanical fire) analysis

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Introduction to fatigue

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Weldability of structural steels

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Advanced introduction to fatigue

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Principles of welding

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Thin-walled members and sheeting

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Design procedures for cold-formed columns

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Design procedures for cold-formed beams

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Diaphragm effect - stressed skin design

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Application of thin-walled construction

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Behaviour of beams

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Composite construction - general

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Single span composite beams

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Continuous composite beams I

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Continuous composite beams II

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Composite deck

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Composite building structures

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Application of hollow sections in steel structures

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Introduction to the design of simple industrial buildings

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Introduction to the design of special industrial buildings

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Introduction to the design of multi-storey buildings: part 1

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Introduction to the design of multi-storey buildings: part 2

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Conceptual choice

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The design of steel and composite bridges: part 1

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The design of steel and composite bridges: part 2

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Acknowledgements

SiCA is the result of teamwork thanks to:

- The members of the Constructalia team who have been working for almost 3 years, and in particular over the last few months, to prepare the content for publication: Marta Dziarnowska, Joanna Parzyszek, Kathrin Sulzer, and Jenny Blake, all of whom will continue to enrich the content.

- Our partner Aware, and in particular Thomas Vermeiren and Stijn Cuylle, who developed new functionalities for the Constructalia platform.

- Colleagues from ArcelorMittal Europe - Flat Products: Corinne Dieu, François Blanchet, and Patrick Pol, who helped to revise some of the content.

- Associate Professor Wioleta Barcewicz, PhD Eng., from Warsaw University of Technology, who continues to review and update many lectures, especially those related to the Eurocodes.

- Carol Farinaud, consultant, who assisted us with the Constructalia renovation project.

We would like to thank everyone for their commitment and encouragement.

Patrick Le Pense

Special thanks

We would like to thank Patrick Le Pense. Without his expertise and advice, SiCA would not have been possible and would never have been published.

The Constructalia team

Disclaimer

Despite all of the care taken in reviewing the content and formatting, it is likely that some errors have been missed. Please report them to us at: constructalia(at)arcelormittal.com

The content available in these lectures facilitates learning, but should in no way be used for final design and calculation.

This content may be used free of charge. No right is granted to the user of the content, the property and intellectual rights of which continue to belong to ArcelorMittal. No warranty is granted to the user.

The ArcelorMittal Group cannot be held liable for any loss or damage directly and/or indirectly sustained as a result of the use of the content. The user undertakes to hold ArcelorMittal free and harmless from any claim and any direct, indirect, and/or consequential damages, in particular those resulting from incorrect or inappropriate use or a use made for an inadequate or inappropriate purpose of the content.