Structural Performance Benefits of Steel Castings: Fatigue, Local Limit States, Efficient-Use of Castings
Steel castings offer an excellent solution to simplify complex, heavily loaded steel connection details. They are most effectively used when the benefits of cast steel connections are considered in the engineering design of the global structure. The resulting designs usually lower steel tonnage and reduce overall structural steel fabrication cost.
This presentation will provide structural engineers with guidance on when a steel casting may improve the efficiency of their structure. It will instruct attendees on who they can design structures to use castings most efficiently and will offer guidance on when to reach out to a casting supplier for support.
- Explain the benefits of cast steel connections for structural performance.
- Design tubular structures to use cast steel connections for increased structural efficiency.
- Explore potential structural efficiency when using steel castings in fatigue critical structural connections.