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Date published:01/09/1992

This Note explains how to apply clause 10b of BS 449:1990, as revised in Amendment No. 8. It explains why, when considering overturning, an overall factor of safety of 1.4 is required. It also explains why the 1.4 factor is also applied in the design of some components.

Date published:01/05/1992

This Note draws attention to an inconsistency in the amended clause 14b of BS449:1990, when compared to 14a. The correct formula for 14b is provided but it is noted that the error appears to have been an oversight rather than a misprint.

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Date published:01/09/1992

This Note provides guidance on the design of slab bases to solid round columns in compliance with the requirements of Clause 38b of BS449:1990.

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Date published:01/09/1992

This Note provides guidance for an anomaly in allowable stresses for fillet welds as presented in Sub-clause 53a of BS449:1990.

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Date published:01/09/1992

Date published:01/09/1992

This Note presents clarification of how the 1.6 factor should be applied to crane wheel loads in accordance with BS 5950-1:1990. This information supplements the guidance presented in AD111.

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Date published:01/09/1992

This Note explains why the diameter, d, of a circular column should be taken as zero when designing column bases to Clause 38b of BS 449:1990. An alternative design formula, based on BS 5950-1:1990, but suitable for allowable stress design, is also presented.

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Date published:01/11/1992

This Note explains the anomaly between results obtained when checking a web to Clause 3.5.4 or Appendix H.3.2 of BS 5950-1:1990.

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Date published:01/11/1992

This Note extends the guidance provided in AD001, which enables the compact limits to be determined for partially loaded members. The method adopted is based on Appendix H.3.2 of BS 5950-1:1990.

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Date published:01/11/1992

This Note explains the reason for the anomaly between predictions of BS5950-1:1990 for axially loaded members [as tabulated in the Steelwork Design Guide to BS 5950: Part 1 (3rd edition)] where adding moments appears to increase the allowable axial load.

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Date published:01/02/1993

This Note answers queries raised following the publication of 'The concise guide to the structural design of stainless steel'. In particular it explains why the special "L" grades are covered. A correction to Figure 7 is also provided.

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Date published:01/02/1993

This Note provides clarification on the difference in the requirements of Addendum No.1 to BS 449 and those of BS5950-5:1990 for the design of cold-formed, double channel I-sections.

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Date published:01/05/1992

This Note presents the load combinations to be used when designing a building subject to crane loads as well as imposed loads. This extends the list of combinations presented in Table 2 of BS 5950-1:1990.

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Date published:01/05/1992

This Note provides guidance for design to Clause 4.8.3.3.2 of BS 5950-1: 1990. This clause provides an interaction expression for the overall buckling check of members subject to combined axial compression and moment.

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Author:David Brown ,The Steel Construction Institute(Author); David Brown ,The Steel Construction Institute(Author);

Date published:01/01/2002

This publication gives recommendations on the application of BS 6399-2:1997 (including amendment 1). It gives an overview of the two principal calculation methods and offers guidance on how to reduce the conservatism of the 'Standard Method'.

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Author:Stephen Hicks ,The Steel Construction Institute(Author);

Date published:01/01/2002

This Note gives additional information to AD253 on the design considerations for the vibration of floors in buildings. Acceptability criteria, acceleration, vibrating mass, fundamental frequency and mode shapes are covered.

Author:Stephen Hicks ,The Steel Construction Institute(Author);

Date published:01/11/2001

This Note gives a detailed explanation of the dynamics of floors. Terms including, damping, periods, harmonics and the dynamic magnification factor are defined, and their importance to the vibration response of floors is explained.

Date published:01/09/2001

This Note highlights the use of the equivalent uniform moment factor 'm' in BS 5950: Part1: 2000. It explains the different values of 'm' for lateral torsional buckling and for flexural buckling.

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Date published:01/11/2000

This Note describes the second order moments occurring in a splice within an unrestrained length, as covered in AD243. Moments due to 'strut action', lateral torsional buckling and 'amplification' are explained.

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