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ArcelorMittal Orange Book: the essential aid to the design of structural steelwork

ArcelorMittal has launched a new reference guide for engineers and fabricators, which will serve as an essential aid in the design of steel buildings and structures: the Orange Book.

Comprehensive tables of member resistances are given for S355/HISTAR355 and S460/HISTAR460 steel to enable rapid selection of steel members in compression, bending and tension. Tables are also provided for combined bending and compression, web resistance and shear resistance.

Section property data for rolled beams, columns, bearing piles, channels and angles are provided in this website, including effective section properties.

The design data are derived in accordance with the following Parts of Eurocode 3 and their National Annexes:

  •  EN 1993‑1‑1:2005: Design of steel structures. Part 1‑1: General rules and rules for buildings.
  •  EN 1993‑1‑5:2006: Design of steel structures. Part 1‑5: Plated structural elements.
  •  EN 1993‑1‑8:2005: Design of steel structures. Part 1‑8: Design of joints.


The Orange Book was presented at a conference of almost 100 engineers, architects, designers, fabricators, contractors and researchers, which was held at the ArcelorMittal Orbit on 27 September 2016. It is expected the Orange Book will become the industry’s principal tool when choosing which material to use in different parts of a building’s structure.


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