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The plastic design of steel structures should be widely used by designers due to its economic and competitive advantages. However, the present regulations exclude the higher strength classes from the application of plastic design. This research project on the rotation capacity in plastic design has shown that the requirements of Eurocode 3 are safesided and could be substantially reviewed for high strength steels. The results now available are based on a large number of different types of steel grade, different kinds of geometry (section, length, etc) and different kinds of loading situations.

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Authors: DAHL W, Institut für Eisenhüttenkunde der RWTH, Aachen (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17990 EN (1998) 169pp., ECU 28.00
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-3291-0
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