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Louis. There is a wide variety of grades of stainless steel that fall into three main groups; austenitic, ferritic and duplex. The most common grades for structural and architectural applications are the austenitic and duplex grades, with the duplex stainless steels offering higher strength and wear resistance than the austenitics, but at greater expense. Product forms include plate, sheet, tube, bar, cold-formed structural sections and hot-rolled structural sections, with the most commonly used products for structural applications being cold-formed (square, rectangular and circular) hollow sections.

INTRODUCTION In many applications, a shell structure offers the most efficient usage of structural material, and produces very lightweight structures of considerable strength. In addition, shells are often seen as aesthetically pleasing, and they may be more widely used in architectural applications if difficulties of construction or fabrication can be overcome. However, shell structures display many complex responses: they are susceptible to sudden buckling failures, and are much affected by minor changes in geometry caused either by accident or as a result of loading conditions in service.

Fig. 6). This analysis may be used to explore bifurcation into non-symmetric modes, but the values so obtained are not very useful. The reason is that these values do not include imperfections, so they are only reference values for the perfect structure. ^ is based on the linear eigenvalue critical load, so the GNA analysis, which includes non-linear prebuckling stress redistributions, actually does not give the required result. Thus, on this occasion, the more "accurate" analysis is of less value.

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