Subject: Re: Low Temperatures and structural steel
From: Christopher Wright <chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 00 09:19:14 -0600
>I have been able to locate information on elevated steel temperatures but
>I have had little success in finding literature or guidance on steel in
>this low temperature range.
The problem at low temperatures is brittle fracture, typically as the
result of a weld defect or cyclic stress at a stress concentration. You
need to use steel that will provide notch toughness at low temperatures.
Literature about the subject is everywhere. The AISC web site is a great
place to start.
Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
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___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)