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RE: comm#780--stainless steel

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] Mr.Hemstad, For an european flavour,you may like to refer to DESIGN MANUAL FOR STRUCTURAL STAINLESS STEEL. This 1994 publication was sponsored by the Nickel Development Institute (NiDI) on behalf of the European Stainless Steel Development and Information Group (EURO INOX). The manual was prepared by the UK Steel Construction Institute and the recommendations are for 304L,316L and duplex 2205. Someone on this list might be able to cite the first use of stainless steel for structural purpose (rather than decorative). To my knowledge, a 350 square metre 2-storey building was put up in Japan in 1992 to demonstrate stainless steel's ability to comply with proposed standards. About 25 tonnes of S30400 were used as structural members and a further 10 tonnes of decorative SS sheet were used as finishing material.


Prakash C. Chowdhury, B.Sc.(Surrey), Ph.D.(N'cle)                      

Regional Resident Representative 

Torsteel Research Foundation

H-1A, Hauz Khas

New Delhi - 110 016, India

E-mail : pcchowdhury(--nospam--at)


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