Standards for design and calculation of steel- or aluminum-constructions

Hallo everybody,
I am a German welding engineer and writing to this newsgroup because I
couldn't get any detailed information elsewhere on the internet. I am
looking for American standards (e.g. ASME, ANSI, AWS and so on) regarding
design and calculation of steel or aluminum constructions. I wanna compare
the European (EN) and German standards (DIN, FKM) and other international
standard (IIW) with these American ones to see where the differences and
common features of these standards are. I am very familiar with the European
and German standards, though I try to understand the American also.
Could anybody help me please and write me some document numbers of standards
or detailed information regarding these fields, especially design of steel
constructions, such as cranes, bridges, girders and aluminum constructions,
such as lightweight girders and safety equipment? I am especially interested
in design and calculation of welding joints but also in rating and sizing of
joining by transforming, such as clinch or rivet connections.
Thank you very much in advance.
Best regards.
Marcel Todtermuschke
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Marcel Todtermuschke
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One difference, to start you off:
DIN uses throat thickness to determine fillet weld size. AWS uses the shortest leg length to determine fillet weld size
This would make a 10 mm fillet to DIN standard the same size as a 14 mm (equal legs) fillet to AWS size.
If you are dealing with drawings, be careful of what projection (first angle or third angle) is being used/specified.
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Wayne Bengtsson

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