Behavior and Design of Aluminum Structures

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A reference with emphasis on the application of aluminum science to practical problems, for structural design engineers and advanced design students. Provides specific examples of problems and failures which illustrate the behavior of the metal under various conditions, and also covers product forms, alloy designations and selection. Embellished with (b&w) photos, tables, graphs galore. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070564787
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/1/1992
  • Pages: 309
  • Product dimensions: 6.21 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Metal Aluminum 1
1.1 History 1
1.2 The Ore 3
1.3 Production of the Metal 4
1.4 Product Forms 6
1.5 Alloy and Temper Designations 8
Ch. 2 Applications and Alloy Selection 17
2.1 Market Development 17
2.2 Attributes of the Metal 18
2.3 Examples of Products and Alloy Selection 20
2.4 Alloy and Temper Selection 29
2.5 Mechanical Properties of Alloys 35
Ch. 3 Design Considerations 41
3.1 Environment 42
3.2 Performance Requirements 45
3.3 Concept 48
3.4 Evaluation and Optimization 48
Ch. 4 Structural Design 51
4.1 Global Structure 53
4.2 Components 56
4.3 Elements 58
4.4 Joints 59
4.5 Structural Design 59
Ch. 5 Axially Loaded Members 61
5.1 Tension Components 61
5.2 Compression Components 68
Ch. 6 Bending Members and Beam Columns 93
6.1 Bending Components Failing by Yielding and Fracture 93
6.2 Components Failing in Torsion 100
6.3 Beams Failing by Lateral Buckling 100
6.4 Components Failing by Combined Bending and Compression 106
Ch. 7 Flat-Plate Elements 111
7.1 Buckling of Plates 112
7.2 Postbuckling Behavior of Plates 114
7.3 Buckling and Postbuckling Behavior of Plates with Partial Edge Loads 120
7.4 Interaction of Various Types of Buckling and Crippling 126
7.5 Interaction of Local and Overall Buckling 130
Ch. 8 Stiffened Flat Plates 135
8.1 Stiffening Lips on Flanges under Uniform Compression 135
8.2 Longitudinal Stiffeners under Compression 138
8.3 Elastically Supported Compression Flanges 146
8.4 Girder Webs 151
8.5 Corrugated Webs and Diaphragms under Shear 165
Ch. 9 Cylinders and Cylindrically Curved Panels 177
9.1 Pipes and Cylinders under Internal Pressure 178
9.2 Cylinders under Axial Compression and Bending 179
9.3 Cylinders under Torsion and Shear 191
9.4 General 194
Ch. 10 Joint Behavior 195
10.1 Welded Joints 195
10.2 Mechanically Fastened Joints 207
10.3 Adhesive Joints 218
Ch. 11 Fatigue 223
11.1 Fatigue Loadings 224
11.2 Fatigue Strength of Typical Details 227
11.3 Effects of Environment 234
11.4 Life Prediction with Stress Spectrum 244
11.5 Other Observations on Fatigue 245
Ch. 12 Special Design Problems 251
12.1 Vibration 251
12.2 Energy Absorption 262
12.3 Toughness/Ductility 268
12.4 Types of Corrosion; Corrosion Prevention 270
Ch. 13 Design for Efficiency 275
13.1 Historical Prices of Aluminum and Steel 275
13.2 Similarities and Differences in the Behavior of Aluminum and Steel 277
13.3 Designing for Minimum Weight 278
13.4 Designing for Manufacturing 284
13.5 Life-Cycle Considerations 286
13.6 Potential for Use of Aluminum in Long-Span Bridges - Case Study 287
Ch. 14 Codes, Standards, and Specifications for Aluminum Structures 293
14.1 Aluminum Association Specifications 293
14.2 Pressure Vessels and Piping 294
14.3 Storage Tanks 295
14.4 Ship Structures 296
14.5 Highway Structures 296
14.6 Aircraft Structures 296
14.7 General Design Information 297
14.8 Fabrication Processes 297
14.9 Canadian Standards 297
Glossary 299
Index 305
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