This book provides an overview of the current research on theoretical, numerical and experimental aspects related to the analysis and design of steel and composite members and structures, with special emphasis on stability and ductility issues. It covers a wide variety of topics, involving different structural systems (members, plates, shells, connections, frames or bridges), material behaviours (hot-rolled, cold-formed or stainless steel) and responses (static, dynamic, seismic). Moreover, considerable attention is also paid to the development and application of rules and recommendations that either appears in recently published Codes/Specifications or are about to be incorporated in their upcoming versions.

The ongoing series of International Colloquia on Stability and Ductility of Steel Structures has been sponsored by the Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC) for quite a long time. Its aim is to provide a periodic forum for the discussion and dissemination of the most recent advances on the structural response of steel structures, particularly those dealing with stability and ductility aspects. Other important objectives are to identify new areas of research and also foster cooperation between the technical/scientific communities working in this area.

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