Thin-Walled Structures: Research and Development

Structural Survey

ISSN: 0263-080X

Article publication date: 1 May 2000



Hurst, L. (2000), "Thin-Walled Structures: Research and Development", Structural Survey, Vol. 18 No. 2.



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Thin-Walled Structures: Research and Development

Thin-Walled Structures: Research and Development

N.E. Shanmugam, J.Y.R. Liew and V. Thevendran (Editors)Elsevier Science LtdOxford1998ISBN: 0-08-043003-1

This book contains the papers presented at the Second International Conference on Thin-Walled Structures held in Singapore and as might be expected includes a considerable amount of advanced research which is unlikely to be required reading for structural surveyors. It would however, be imprudent to dismiss it for this reason because modern structures do contain a considerable amount of thin-walled material in the form of Z-purlins and rails, as well as most of the metal components used in fitting out and dry lining such as metal studs, ceiling bearers and the like.

It starts with five keynote papers, one of which is on light gauge steel framing for house construction. This considers current methods of construction and considers how they may develop - a subject of which structural surveyors should be aware. They should also be aware of the subjects of a few of the other 88 papers, such as the investigations of collapsed rack storage systems - we can always learn from others' failures, thin-walled ferrocement elements of prefabricated housing, cold formed steel wall frame systems lined with plasterboard and a comparison between British and European design codes for cold-formed thin-gauge structures. It is always useful to be aware of the location of such background papers when the need arises.

Not a book for readers' shelves but one to be in academic and reference libraries.

Lawrance Hurst

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