The Orange Book was formally launched at a joint ArcelorMittal-SCI event at the ArcelorMittal Orbit on 27th September. SCI has produced design data for structural steelwork, both in hardcopy and electronic form, for over 30 years. Over this time our design data has evolved to take into account feedback from users and changing information technologies. The Orange Book represents the next evolution of our work.
The Orange Book provides comprehensive tables of member resistances 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. The design data have been derived in accordance with Eurocode 3 and their UK National Annexes. Full explanatory notes are provided.
HISTAR steels are structural grades with a low alloy content, combining high strength, good toughness and superior weldability. HISTAR grades are delivered in accordance with the European Technical Assessment ETA-10/0156 and are available with minimum yield strengths of 355 or 460 MPa. When compared to standard structural steels, HISTAR grades feature improved guaranteed mechanical characteristics.
In addition to universal sections, the Orange Book provides data on the full range of European sections offered by ArcelorMittal including:
• European beams: IPE, HE, HL and HLZ
• European columns: HD
• European bearing piles: HP
• European channels: UPE and UPN
• European angles: L (equal and unequal, including back-to-back angles)
Users of the website are able to print the tables and easily export the data into MS Excel.
Although presentation of the data has evolved and been improved over the years, users of the Orange Book can be confident that the data has been produced by SCI with the same technical rigour and accuracy for which we are renowned.
You can access the ArcelorMittal Orange Book here.