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Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures

The premier resource for education related to the stability of steel and steel-concrete composite structures is the Structural Stability Research Council’s Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures. The Guide covers all major topics in stability with particular attention paid to the details that are required to understand the stability provisions used in engineering design. For more than 50 years, the “Guide” has provided one-of-a-kind, in-depth knowledge related to the stability of steel and steel-concrete composite structures. Join SSRC and contribute to the Task Groups that continually distill the world’s advances into the next edition of the Guide.

Teaching Structural Stability

Structural stability is a critical topic in undergraduate civil engineering. Recognizing the existence of non-linear phenomena such as buckling and understanding how these phenomena are corralled into design methodologies is a critical step in the maturation of students into practicing engineers. AISC’s Partners in Education, detailed below, provides a number of stability related resources. In addition, Teaching Aids created by SSRC members can also be useful. Undergraduate educators interested in specific topics related to structural stability should feel free to join in the activities of SSRC, and/or contact SSRC directly.

Structural Stability is a foundational course for graduate structural engineers. Many members of the SSRC have taught M.S. and Ph.D. level courses focused on structural stability. Many of the Teaching Aids created by SSRC members can be useful in graduate education. Educators interested in specific topics related to structural stability should feel free to join in the activities of SSRC, and/or contact SSRC directly for additional information.

AISC’s Partners in Education

AISC’s Partners in Education (PIE) committee supports a number of related educational programs for steel educators that include structural stability content. PIE provides a workshop at the NASCC,  runs short courses and workshops, and generally supports undergraduate educators interested in steel. Many SSRC members are involved in the activities of PIE and support its mission and objectives. Undergraduate educators interested in teaching steel and the stability of steel structures are encouraged to contact PIE and engage in its activities.