Publications

This page summarizes SSRC Publications, including:

The proceedings of the Annual Stability Conference are made available online through the Education Archive Search section of the AISC website. The proceedings are free to AISC members. SSRC members who are not members of AISC should contact us for access.

For parties that are not members of AISC or SSRC please contact us to request PDF files of proceedings. In addition, consider joining SSRC for ongoing access to the complete library of SSRC proceedings.

Recent years of the proceedings are searchable through Elsevier’s Scopus database. The Council plans to make the complete series searchable in the future.

Print–on-demand copies of SSRC proceedings from 2001-present are available for purchase through  Curran Associates publishing.

List of SSRC Conference Proceedings (Go to AISC Education Archive Serach for all downloads)

2017: Annual Stability Conference, San Antonio, TX
2016: Annual Stability Conference, Orlando, FL
2015: Annual Stability Conference, Nashville, TN
2014: Annual Stability Conference, Toronto, Canada
2013: Annual Stability Conference, St. Louis, MO
2012: Annual Stability Conference, Grapevine, TX
2011: Annual Stability Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
2010: Annual Stability Conference: Reports on Current Research Activities, Orlando, FL
2009: Annual Stability Conference: Reports on Current Research Activities, Phoenix, AZ
2008: Annual Stability Conference: Reports on Current Research Activities, Nashville, TN
2007: Annual Stability Conference: Reports on Current Research Activities, New Orleans, LA
2006: Annual Stability Conference: Reports on Current Research Activities, San Antonio, TX
2005: Annual Stability Conference: Reports on Current Research Activities, Montreal, QC, Canada
2004: Annual Stability Conference: Reports on Current Research Activities, 60th Anniversary, Long Beach, CA
2003: Annual Technical Session and Meeting: Reports on Current Research Activities, Baltimore, MD
2002: Annual Stability Conference: Reports on Current Research Activities, Seattle, WA
2001: Annual Technical Session and Meeting: Reports on Current Research Activities, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2000: Annual Technical Session and Meeting: Reports on Current Research Activities, Memphis, TN
1998: Annual Technical Session and Meeting: Reports on Current Research Activities, Atlanta, GA
1998: Workshop: Frames with Partially Restrained Connections, Atlanta, GA
1997: Annual Technical Session and Meeting: Reports on Current Research Activities, Bethlehem, PA
1995: Annual Technical Session: Reports on Current Research Activities, Kansas City, MO
1995: Stability Problems Related to Aging, Damaged, and Deteriorated Structures, Kansas City, MO
1994: Annual Technical Session: Reports on Current Research Activities, Bethlehem, PA
1994: 50th Anniversary Conference: SSRC – Link Between Research and Practice, Bethlehem, PA
1994: 50th Anniversary Conference Workshops, Bethlehem, PA
1993: Annual Technical Session: Reports on Current Research Activities, Milwaukee, WI
1993: Is Your Structure Suitably Braced?, Milwaukee, WI
1992: Annual Technical Session: Earthquake Stability Problems in Eastern North America, Pittsburgh, PA
1991: Annual Technical Session: Inelastic Behavior and Design of Frames, Chicago, IL
1990: Annual Technical Session: Stability of Bridges, St. Louis, MO
1989: Fourth International Colloquium: Code Differences Around the World, New York, NY
1988: Annual Technical Session: Computer Technology Applied to Structural Stability, Minneapolis, MN
1987: Annual Technical Session: Stability of Circular Stiffened Shells, Houston, TX
1986: Annual Technical Session: Stability of Plate Structures, Washington, DC
1985: Annual Technical Session: Stability Aspects of Industrial Buildings, Cleveland, OH
1984: Annual Technical Session: Stability Under Seismic Loading, San Francisco, CA
1983: Third International Colloquium on Stability of Metal Structures, George Winter Memorial Session, Toronto, ON
1982: Annual Technical Session and Meeting, New Orleans, LA
1981: Annual Technical Session and Meeting, Chicago, IL
1979: Annual Technical Session and Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA
1978: Annual Technical Session and Meeting, Boston, MA
1977: Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
1977: International Colloquium on Stability of Structures Under Static and Dynamic Loads, Washington, DC
1976: Technical Session and Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA

 

Representing nearly fifty years of cooperation between Wiley and the Structural Stability Research Council, the Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures is often described as an invaluable reference for practicing structural engineers and researchers. For generations of engineers and architects, the Guide has served as the definitive work on designing steel and aluminum structures for stability. Under the editorship of Ronald Ziemian and written by SSRC task group members who are leading experts in structural stability theory and research, the latest Sixth Edition brings this foundational work in line with current practice and research.

The Sixth Edition incorporates a decade of progress in the field since the previous edition, with new features including:

  • Updated chapters on beams, beam-columns, bracing, plates, box girders, and curved girders. Significantly revised chapters on columns, plates, composite columns and structural systems, frame stability, and arches.
  • Fully rewritten chapters on thin-walled (cold-formed) metal structural members, stability under seismic loading, and stability analysis by finite element methods.
  • State-of-the-art coverage of many topics such as shear walls, concrete filled tubes, direct strength member design method, behavior of arches, direct analysis method, structural integrity and disproportionate collapse resistance, and inelastic seismic performance and design recommendations for various moment-resistant and braced steel frames.

Complete with over 350 illustrations, plus references and technical memoranda, the Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures, Sixth Edition offers detailed guidance and background on design specifications, codes, and standards worldwide.

To purchase directly from SSRC contact us by email.

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Past editions of the Guide

1998, 5th Ed., Editor: Theodore V. Galambos, 911 pp.
1988, 4th Ed., Editor: Theodore V. Galambos, 786 pp.
1976, 3rd Ed., Editor: Bruce G. Johnston, 616 pp.
1966, 2nd Ed., Editor: Bruce G. Johnston, 217 pp.

SSRC has a number of out-of-print publications available as PDF files for a nominal fee. Contact SSRC headquarters for making payment arrangements and additional details.

SSRC Out-of-Print Publications:

Stability of Metal Structures – A World View, 2nd Ed. 1991

The only book in the world that evaluates over 100 specifications and codes on stability design of metal structures, compares and contrasts them, and explores some of the major reasons for their differences. This is a world-wide effort of over 90 editors from universities, research institutes and engineering firms. (490 pp.)

Available as PDF
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Plastic Hinge Based Methods for Advanced Analysis and Design of Steel Frames

This book was developed in conjunction with the 1992 SSRC Task Group 29 workshop of the same title, and contains 9 paper contributions addressing the implementation of research to practice in North America, Europe, and Australia. The book is divided into 3 major topic areas: 1) Specifications and Analysis; 2) Practical Implementation and Use; 3) Verification and Benchmarking Problems. (311 pp.)

Available in PDF by email
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SSRC Centrally Loaded Column Research Inventory, 2003

This document was prepared as one of the activities of Task Group 1 (TG1) of the Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC) during the period between August 2001 and February 2003. A special Research Inventory Sub-committee was struck to carry out this task. The document, which is in essence an annotated bibliography on work specifically related to centrally loaded columns, is intended to achieve two primary objectives.

Available in PDF by email
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Is Your Structure Suitably Braced?

This book was developed in conjunction with a 1993 conference of the same title, and contains 21 paper contributions from 5 sessions addressing the design and evaluation of bracing systems for beams, columns and frames. Also included are discussions on specific questions on bracing requirements submitted by conference participants. (250 pp.)

Available in PDF by email
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Bruce G. Johnston Selected Papers

A collection of 24 papers, either written, edited, or compiled by Bruce G. Johnston, covering an era of revolution in thought about structural behavior of steel members and frames. (564 pp.)

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☐ Non-Members: $30.00 US

 

Past SSRC Newsletters

2011 SSRC Newsletter, Issue 1

2011 SSRC Newsletter, Issue 2

2012 SSRC Newsletter, Issue 1

2012 SSRC Newsletter, Issue 2

2013 SSRC Newsletter, Issue 1

2014 SSRC Newsletter, Issue 1