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RE: Q: What are we using these days for structural design of stainless steel?

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Yeah, I'm familiar with it...even have my very own copy. :-)

I actually ended up specifying 1/4" plate, press-breaked (broken?). Used 
the ASCE standard to check to make sure stresses were manageable.

The fabricator told me that it's like pulling hen's teeth to come up with 
hot-rolled SS sections, at least in the USA. It's actually easier for him 
to just fab everything from plate.

He feels like he can press-break anything up to and including 1/2". I'm 
skeptical, but I felt comfortable with the 1/4" material.

FWIW, I searched the ASCE 8 standard and couldn't find anything regarding 
an upper limit for thickness.

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From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On 
Behalf Of Scott Maxwell Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 1:04 AM
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Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Q: What are we using these days for structural 
 design of stainless steel?


Don't know if you ever got an answer for this or not...

There is ASCE 8-02 which is for cold-formed SS.  It is referenced in the
2009 IBC still.  Since I don't have the 2012 currently, I cannot check to 
see if it still references it or not.



On Jun 17, 2013, at 4:20 PM, Polhemus, William wrote:

> In the past I've used some industry standards, a Euro-code, and rules
> of thumb.
> Has anything more definitive come over the horizon in the last five
> years or so?

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