New Specification for the Design of Structural Stainless Steel
AISC 370 is a new design specification for hot-rolled, extruded, and welded stainless steel sections. It is adapted from AISC 360 and modified to reflect the difference in behavior between carbon steel and stainless steel. A few things from AISC 360 are not currently covered in AISC 370. However, it is not appropriate to use AISC 360 as a substitute for conditions not included in AISC 370. Work on AISC 370 is ongoing, and the next edition in 2027 should cover more situations.
Author: Benjamin R. Baer