New Generation Design Methods for Stainless Steel Structures
The NewGeneSS – New Generation Design Methods for Stainless Steel Structures research project, funded by the European Commission under the H2020-MSCA 2018 call, has lasted three years and has been a joint effort between Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, The University of Sydney and Pedelta, a design office with an excellent track record on stainless steel pedestrian bridges. The project has dealt with the development of a new system-based design method for stainless steel structures using advanced finite element software, delivering a set of design recommendations and calibrating suitable partial safety factors for stainless steel structures based on a rigorous reliability framework. The method makes it possible, in addition to significantly easing and simplifying the design process, considerable reductions in material requirements, contributing to a more efficient use of stainless steel.
As a result of these research works, and with the objective of contributing to the promotion of this new design method and stainless steel as a structural material, the NewGeneSS project has developed a document reporting a set of pre-normative design recommendations for stainless steel structures (in English) and a series of recorded webinars (in English and Spanish), aimed at practicing designers and structural engineers, all of which available on line free of charge through the following links: