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Books on welded structure design

Books on welded structure design

Books on welded structure design

Can someone recommend some books from the field of welded structure design? If I'm more detailed, I'm looking for something like this, just for other field:
Illustrated Sourcebook of Mechanical Components
Search results for konstruktionselemente krahn

What I mean is that, when I design structures, I like to browse through some solutions and not just through purelly theoretical books. Books that have solutions for some problems listed and sketched. With that kind of approach, I can check them and use them in my designs, changed and corrected for my needs.

RE: Books on welded structure design

That is interesting. I have this one and browsed through it today. I decided I won't mention it here, but it was the first to be recommended.
Any other?

RE: Books on welded structure design

This one from Blodgett is even better:
A lot is the same as in Design of welded structures, but there are some topics that are very specific "How to design..." oriented.

These books are old, but steel very useful. If there is anything more recent and written in such a way, I'm open for suggestions.

RE: Books on welded structure design

The best book I recommend is the steel structure code of your local region in addition to your education on the subject. There are absolutely a lot of good books around, but in the end you still need to comply with the steel structure code rules.

However if you do not have structural background you will have big difficulties to understand, and ask a lot of questions which would not be answered in the forums. You need the basics first.

RE: Books on welded structure design

Hi saplanti. Thanks for your input. I also understand this. But I must also disagree with you. I'm designing structures in such sectors, that usually nobody cares what code were you following. Just that the product is ready for the market. This are mostly machines, not civil engineering.

I will also ask you differently. What if you strictly follow the code and you design a product that is not competitive on the market? Someone else had the courage and design it according to what is possible and you do not, because the code says so. Nobody will buy such products.

I agree that some sectors are very prone to this, but mine are not. I like the freedom of design without the codes...

RE: Books on welded structure design


You have started your question that you design structures.
I have checked your posts that you are mainly involved in FEA. And now you are saying that you are designing machines mostly. Nothing wrong with it. But I should inform you that every country more or less the same safety rules for machineries, mechanical equipment etc... which refer structural design codes for the structural parts.

I have seen many structural books that were written to clarify/explain the code rules, not more than that. Therefore consulting the codes first to me is the best, in case you don’t understand some part of it you may consult the structural books available. Last 30 years, i have not seen a structural book which is independent from the codes. There might be research papers and some of them today is part of the code.

Some cases the structural codes accept FEA if it is implemented adequately to the code. So, you may probably need more FEA books, in addition to the code, than the structural books as far as I imagine.

Some cases you need to be coming to the forum with very specific question, not with a general one like this to be able to get an adequate answer, but you should not rely on our answers all the time.

RE: Books on welded structure design

Sorry, I believe that I translate to English too quickly sometimes, before I write. I'm thinking in my language and sometimes I write an expression which is not correct for the question. This was such with saying about "structures". But I usually design some kind of structures that are part of the machinery, like housings, trusses. I also need to think about technology and a lot was already done, so browsing through quality books is like browsing through catalogue of good detail solutions that I can use in my designs.

I'm just not used to use codes, because I usually start with some kind of solution that is already made and I try to refine it - that's how customer usually specifies the problem. I start with loads and then follow simple physics to get to results. When one starts following codes blindly, it s not good for the design. Just my opinion.

Which threads did you find me talking about FEA? I didn't write too much about FEA on this forum, if I remember corectlly. I must also confess, that I didn't check my old threads and maybe it was something I forgot.

But it was never the intent of this thread to talk about this. The inital wish was to get to some kind of "library" that people of this profession use. I should specify more exactly maybe. But my range of design is pretty wide. Last year I'm mostly designing lines for pipe industry and all the machinery that goes with this. There is a lot of weldments, machining, etc.

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