In what ways can steel fail in use of buildings ad what can be done to prevent it?
we fireproof steel in buildings now if thats what your talking about
I am a secretary at a Steel panel making company! But I still can't help you. :(
stress fractures, corrosion and heat can lead to failure. I worked the high steel for a few years when i was younger as an iron worker. Everything has to be set and welded or riveted properly. can you be more specific Steel is very flexible, so it makes a good building material. Its usually the concrete that fails first.
First let us see what steel is made from. PIG IRON, which is put into a blast furnace with other things to get the impurities out. the very high grated of steed include TUNGSTEN CARBIDE STEEL, which is used to make tooling. down to lower grades of steel to make other things. the stronger the steel that is required the less impurities that are in it. different steels are treated with different elements depending on what the steel is going to be used for, So if steel is Incorporated into a building and say the building caught fire enough heat could be produced to actually soften the steel and result in failure. hope this helps. Dr Knowitall.