Bent Steel I-beam

Steel Strength and Stiffness Are Not the Same Thing

Strength and stiffness, a lot of people think that the two words are interchangeable but they are not. Strength is a measure of how much stress that can be given to a substance before it breaks or is permanently warped. Stiffness is a measure of how much you can bend a material with it still retuning to its original shape. Read more here.

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Nuclear Power Plant

Steel Plate Composite Construction is Being Used to Build Better Nuclear Power Plants

After the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Power Plant in 2011 there is a clear need for more secure nuclear power plants. Steel plate composite construction, which uses pre-fabricated steel plate modules, offers increased protection, a shorter fabrication schedule and the ability to use greener concrete products. The plate steel faceplate makes for a much more durable structure. The ability to pre-fabricate the modules cuts out concrete forming and rebar work which can reduce the fabrication process by years. Plate steel composite construction also […]

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