The material steel-Designation and characteristics for use in construction
The article is excerpted from the volume Structural steel components forthcoming and covers some requirements for the use of steel in construction.
In particular, reference is made to durability (corrosion resistance), the meaning of the designation, and strength characteristics as a function of thickness and temperature. Three aspects that cannot be underestimated when the designer must decide on the most appropriate type of steel to meet the needs of his or her project.
The article is written in the form of a Technical Specification with extensive references to relevant standards.