This section presents and discusses the properties of structural steels that are of importance
in design and construction. Designers should be familiar with these properties so that they
can select the most economical combination of suitable steels for each application and use
the materials efficiently and safely.
In accordance with contemporary practice, the steels described in this section are given
the names of the corresponding specifications of ASTM, 100 Barr Harbor Dr., West Conshohocken,