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Structural steel handbook recommendation

Structural steel handbook recommendation

Structural steel handbook recommendation

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I am a mechanical engineer by discipline. Most of my projects require some elementary design of structural elements to support equipment on roofs, slabs or from ceilings. Is there a handbook that helps with basic structural design without having complex calcs. For example, 2 1/2 inch angle iron with 1/2 inch threaded rod can safely support ( assuming adequate connection or support) approximately 150 pounds in tension (?). Any serious structural issue has to be handled by a competent professional but many applications are straightforward. When I first began my career, there were more "rules of thumb" than there are today.

RE: Structural steel handbook recommendation

If you do source one, share it's title with me,
Gerry

RE: Structural steel handbook recommendation

Since your a mechanical engineer like me you won't be too scared by the formulaes in CISC Handbook of Steel Construction.  It covers almost all information regarding steel construction.  From specific materials (W,L,S Shapes etc) to designing.  It can be very complicated but after a while you'll find the information you need.  

CISC (Canadian Institute of Steel Construction) I imagine there's a similar/equivalent american book.

good luck.

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