Internationalization of Design Codes and Steel Structures
The much effort has gone for the development of the major design codes such as AISC (1993)/AASHTO (1994) LRFD, Eurocode 3 (1992), ISO 10721-1(1997). This paper reviews firstly the stability design guidelines of JSCE, AIJ, ECCS and SSRC which are prepared in order to give the theoretical and experimental bases for the relevant design formulas in the major steel structural codes. Comparisons are made for the column design curves and for the beam design curves. The design shear buckling resistance of plate girders in the tension field method are compared numerically for the web slenderness ratio of 300 in the major structural codes.