18 years ago
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.