This course illustrates the evolution of design guidance for structural steel members under combined axial and transverse loads, or beam-columns, This course follows the advances in design recommendations for these members from the late 19th century to the present specifications, including load and resistance factor design. This information on past design methods will be of assistance to structural engineers involved with rehabilitation of vintage structures.
• Learn how beam-columns were designed prior to AISC Specifications
• Learn the evolution of beam-column design equations in the AISC Specifications.
• Learn how axial forces and flexural forces are combined to consider second order effects.