Aluminum Structures: A Guide to Their Specifications and by J. Randolph Kissell;Robert L. Ferry

By J. Randolph Kissell;Robert L. Ferry

Technical information and proposal for designing aluminum structuresAluminum buildings, moment version demonstrates how powerful, light-weight, corrosion-resistant aluminum opens up a complete new international of layout percentages for engineering and structure pros. Keyed to the revised Specification for Aluminum constructions of the 2000 version of the Aluminum layout guide, it offers quickly look-up tables for layout calculations; examples of lately outfitted aluminum structures-from constructions to bridges; and a comparability of aluminum to different structural fabrics, quite metal.

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8 Clear-span aluminum dome covering a petroleum storage tank. 9 Aluminum walkway and handrail at a municipal wastewater treatment plant. 10 Aluminum structure supporting a highway sign at a railroad crossing. 11 Aluminum culvert. ) 29 30 WHAT IS ALUMINUM? aircraft are tough and portable. Aluminum is also used for portable bridges for military vehicles. Aluminum’s corrosion resistance lends itself to marine applications, including gangways and floating docks. To minimize the weight above the waterline to enhance stability, aluminum is often used in structures and decks for offshore oil platforms.

10 Dimensions to allow a gasket to be press fit into an extruded slot. 8) Grooves for Fasteners: Grooves can be extruded to permit screw heads to be flush with the surface of an extrusion to avoid the need for countersinking the fastener hole. Groove widths sized to a bolt head flat width can also be used to prevent rotation of the bolt during tightening of the nut. 11). 12, built-in backing for longitudinal welds along an extrusion edge can be provided, eliminating the need for separate backing and the need to hold it in place during welding.

407 Max. 302 Nom. 123 .. .. 123 .. .. Max. 219 Min. 250 Nom. 160 Nom. 675 Max. 660 Nom. 1 37 5 10 40 80 160 5 10 40 80 5 10 40 80 120 160 5 10 40 80 120 160 5 10 40 80 120 160 3 3–21 4 5 6 .. 672 .. 409 .. 31 .. 135 .. .. 151 .. .. 151 .. .. 625 .. 135 .. 135 .. .. 1 Max. ➁ ➂ .. 90 .. 78 Nom. 65 Max. 166 .. .. .. .. .. 186 .. .. .. Min. 629 Nom. 719 Nom. 750 5 10 20 30 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 5 10 20 30 40 60 80 100 Weight per Foot (lb) Max. ) Nom. 202 .. .. .. 66 .. 011. ④ For schedules 5 and 10, these values apply to mean outside diameters.

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