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JOURNAL OF FACULTY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING 22, 2013.y., pp. 115-127


APPLICATION OF STAINLESS STEEL IN BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
 
DOI: 10.14415/zbornikGFS22.011
UDC: 624.21.014.2
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Author : Miroslav T. Bešević, Aniko Tešanović, Danijel Kukaras
 
 Summary:
 Stainless steel is steel alloyed primarily with chromium and nickel. The term "stainless steel" is used for more than 120 different alloys with anti-corrosion properties. Stainless steels have a number of outstanding features that distinguish them from other classes of steel. Compared to carbon steel these features are, among other: non-alloy and asymmetric stress - strain behavior, anisotropy, pronounced response to cold forming process, different effects of initial imperfections, different thermal properties and therefore different distribution of residual stresses and their effects on the structure. Strength of stainless steel materials is usually assumed as proof strength at 0.2% strain, depending on the size of the plastic deformation and temperature at which it was exposed during production and usage. This paper shows the application of stainless steel in bridge construction (three bridges made of stainless steel).
 
 Keywords:
 Stainless steel, mechanical properties, calculation, design, Eurocodes, bridges.