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Fundamentals of Stability for Steel Design
Written by Ronald D. Ziemian, P.E., Ph.D.

Ronald D. Ziemian, P.E. Ph.D. 6.0



Seminar Information 

This 6-hour seminar will present will provide an overview of the behavior compression, flexural
and beam-column members as well as an introduction to system stability.

The high-strength and stiffness-to-weight ratios of structural steels make them ideal design materials. Throw a consideration for economy into the mix, and the result often includes relatively slender members and systems in which structural stability is of primary concern. In fact, a quick review of any steel specification will convince you of the need to know at least the fundamentals. With all of this in mind, this basic course will provide an overview of the behavior compression, flexural and beam-column members as well as an introduction to system stability. Several strength limit states will be covered, including elastic and inelastic flexural, lateral torsional and flexural-torsional buckling as well as full cross-section yielding. With an eye toward design, the difference between a bifurcation and an instability resulting from a loss in stiffness due to second-order effects and material yielding, as the maximum resistance of physical structures is approached, will be emphasized. A full range of topics, including the direct analysis and effective length will be reviewed.

 Handouts All attendees will receive copy of presentation slides as well as Design Guide 28: Stability Design of Steel Buildings.
PDH Attendees will receive 6.0 PDHs for this session. This session is approved by AIA. AISC is an approved provider in New York (#5) and Florida (#0003884). PDH Certificates verifying an individual's attendance to each seminar will be e-mailed to each attendee 48 hours after the completion of the seminar.
Agenda    7:30 a.m.   Registration and morning pastries
   8:00 a.m.   Seminar Begins
 12:00 p.m.   Lunch (provided)
   3:00 p.m.   Seminar Concludes
Contact To sponsor a seminar: email Lou Gurthet or call 231.228.2274
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 Register Date  Speaker  Venue  City
Registration December 10, 2015 Ronald D. Ziemian

Pagoda Hotel
1525 Rycroft St.
Honolulu, HI

Honolulu, HI

Sponsored by the Steel Industry Improvement Fund of Hawaii

Fees & Registration
CASE, NCSEA, SEI, and AIA members receive the AISC Member discount.
  Single Bring A Buddy   
Single registrant and Buddy
must both be members 
Seminar - Honolulu ONLY  $100 $100  $100  N.A.  
Author and Speaker
Ronald D. Ziemian is a professor at Bucknell University. He received his BSCE, MENG, and PhD degrees from Cornell University. In addition to authoring papers on the design and analysis of steel and aluminum structures, Dr. Ziemian is co‐author of the textbook Matrix Structural Analysis (Wiley, 2000) and the editor for the 6th edition of the Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures (Wiley, 2010). He is currently the treasurer and was the former chair of the Structural Stability Research Council. Dr. Ziemian is a Member of AISC’s Committee on Specifications, chairs AISC’s Task Committee 10 on Frame Stability, and he recently completed his term as chair of AISC's Task Group on Inelastic Analysis and Design. He also serves on the AISI and Aluminum Association Specification Committees and is active with the Steel Joist Institute. Dr. Ziemian was awarded the ASCE Norman Medal (1994) for his paper on employing advanced methods of inelastic analysis in the limit states design of steel structures. He has also received the AISC Special Achievement Award (2006) and the ASCE Shortridge Hardesty Award (2013) for his contributions to the profession related to the stability analysis and design of metal structures. Ronald Ziemian 2