Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Sources for Industrial Related Structural/Stress Design

Sources for Industrial Related Structural/Stress Design

Sources for Industrial Related Structural/Stress Design


I am a civil engineer with years of experience in building design and mainly concrete high rise.
I have been offered a position involves extensive industrial structural design such as metal loading platform,sheet metal design for connections and welding for storage racks and shelfs.

Do you recommend any references books, guidelines or sources to get more knowledge in similar designs as I find them different form structural steel structures design?


RE: Sources for Industrial Related Structural/Stress Design

There are several books by Omer Blodgett, namely: “Design of Weldments” and “Design of Welded Structures,” pub. by Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation. These two are very good and inexpensive. Various Steel Design Manuals, and AWS Welding codes for general steel and welding design methods, etc.; some good Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials texts, maybe some Machine Design texts, Roark’s “Stress and Strain book, etc. The structures and details are slightly different, just keep your eyes open when you are in a shop or plant, but the general engineering concepts, analysis and design methods really don’t change, they apply to every structure or machine. Loads are different, OSHA is involved and for a lot of the stuff there really is no specific code to guide/dictate to you, you are kinda back to basic engineering principles and good engineering judgement and experience.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close