JK-Stainless Steel Joint Speciallly For "U" Girders
Stainless steel is a revolutionary material that has produced countless advances in all manner of
industries. But perhaps no arena has been more transformed by the many benefits of stainless
steel than architecture and engineering.
The most salient feature of stainless steel is rustproof, commonly used as landscape material for
interior and exterior structural members that use stainless steel in building designs. Structural
applications of stainless steel in infrastructure include load-bearing components in pedestrian,
road and railway bridges (girders, arches, tension rods etc) and tunnels (support framing for
lining, maintenance walkways, lighting and signage supports). Stainless steel is also widely used
for street furniture (barriers, handrails) and for the entrance structures to underground stations.
The advantages of using steel as a material for the u girder joints are described below.
- High strength to weight ratio – The high strength to weight ratio of steel minimizes
substructures costs, which is particularly beneficial in poor ground conditions. Minimum
self-weight is also an important factor in transporting and handling components.
- Material with high quality – Steel is a high-quality material, which is readily available in
different certified grades, shapes and sizes. Prefabrication in controlled shop conditions
has benefits in terms of quality. Trial assembly can be done at the fabrication shops to
avoid fit-up problems on site.
- Versatility – Steelwork can be constructed by a wide range of methods and sequences. .
Installation may be by cranes, launching, slide-in techniques or transporters. Steel
provides the erection contractor flexibility in terms of erection sequence and
construction programme. Girders can be erected either singly or in pairs, depending on
- Modification, demolition and repair – Steel bridges are adaptable and can readily be
altered for a change in use. They can be widened to accommodate extra lanes of traffic
and strengthened to carry heavier traffic loads.