Steel and composite steel–concrete structures are widely used in modern bridges, buildings, sport stadia, towers, and offshore structures. Analysis and Design of Steel and Composite Structures offers a comprehensive introduction to the analysis and design of both steel and composite structures. It describes the fundamental behavior of steel and composite members and structures, as well as the current design criteria and procedures given in Australian standards AS/NZS 1170, AS 4100, AS 2327.1, Eurocode 4, and AISC-LRFD specifications.

Featuring numerous step-by-step examples that clearly illustrate the detailed analysis and design of steel and composite members and connections, this practical and easy-to-understand text:

  • Covers plates, members, connections, beams, frames, slabs, columns, and beam-columns
  • Considers bending, axial load, compression, tension, and design for strength and serviceability
  • Incorporates the author’s latest research on composite members

Analysis and Design of Steel and Composite Structures is an essential course textbook on steel and composite structures for undergraduate and graduate students of structural and civil engineering, and an indispensable resource for practising structural and civil engineers and academic researchers. It provides a sound understanding of the behavior of structural members and systems.

chapter 1|14 pages


chapter 2|22 pages

Design actions

chapter 3|36 pages

Local buckling of thin steel plates

chapter 4|36 pages

Steel members under bending

chapter 5|40 pages

Steel members under axial load and bending

chapter 6|46 pages

Steel connections

chapter 7|22 pages

Plastic analysis of steel beams and frames

chapter 8|34 pages

Composite slabs

chapter 9|66 pages

Composite beams

chapter 10|60 pages

Composite columns

chapter 11|34 pages

Composite connections