Emeritus Professor Nicholas Trahair

BSc BE MEngSc PhD DEng
School of Civil Engineering
Centre for Advanced Structural Engineering

J05 - J05 Civil Engineering Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9451 4874
Fax +61 2 9351 3343

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Centre for Advanced Structural Engineering

Associations

  • Member and Co-Chairman (1964-98), Committee BD1 of Standards Australia responsible for AS1250-1968 and AS4100-1990, 1998 codes for the design of steel structures.
  • Corresponding Member, Structural Stability Research Council.
  • Member of editorial boards for Engineering Structures, Advances in Structural Engineering, and The Structural Engineer.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Trahair, N., Bradford, M., Nethercot, D., Gardner, L. (2008). The Behaviour and Design of Steel Structures to EC3. Abingdon, UK: Taylor and Francis.

Journals

  • Trahair, N. (2014). Bending and buckling of tapered steel beam structures. Engineering Structures, 59, 229-237. [More Information]
  • Trahair, N. (2014). Interaction buckling of tapered beams. Engineering Structures, 62-63, 174-180. [More Information]
  • Trahair, N. (2013). Post-buckling strength of steel tee columns. Engineering Structures, 56, 1800-1807. [More Information]
  • Trahair, N. (2013). Shear effect on cruciform post-buckling. Engineering Structures, 49, 24-26. [More Information]
  • Trahair, N. (2012). Inelastic buckling design of monosymmetric I-beams. Engineering Structures, 34, 564-571. [More Information]
  • Trahair, N. (2012). Strength design of cruciform steel columns. Engineering Structures, 35, 307-313. [More Information]
  • Trahair, N. (2010). Distortional buckling of overhanging monorails. Engineering Structures, 32(4), 982-987. [More Information]
  • Trahair, N. (2010). Steel cantilever strength by inelastic lateral buckling. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 66(8-9), 993-999.
  • Trahair, N. (2009). Buckling Analysis Design of Steel Frames. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 65(7), 1459-1463. [More Information]
  • Trahair, N. (2009). Design of Steel Equal Angle Lintels. Journal of Structural Engineering, 135(5), 539-545. [More Information]
  • Trahair, N. (2009). Lateral-Distortional Buckling of Monorails. Engineering Structures, 31(12), 2873-2879. [More Information]
  • Trahair, N. (2008). Lateral buckling of monorail beams. Engineering Structures, 30(11), 3213-3218. [More Information]
  • Trahair, N. (2007). Biaxial bending and torsion of steel equal angle section beams. Journal of Structural Engineering, 133(1), 78-84.
  • Trahair, N., Kayvani, K. (2006). Capacities of Steel Columns with Excessive Crookedness. Structural Engineer, 84(7), 37-41.
  • Pi, Y., Trahair, N., Bradford, M., Chen, Y. (2006). Closure for discussion of: "A further study of flexural-torsional buckling of elastic arches". International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 6(1), 157-162.
  • Pi, Y., Bradford, M., Trahair, N., Chen, Y. (2005). A further study of flexural-torsional buckling of elastic arches. International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 5, 163-183.
  • Trahair, N. (2005). Buckling and torsion of steel equal angle section beams. Journal of Structural Engineering, 131(3), 467-473.
  • Trahair, N. (2005). Buckling and torsion of steel unequal angle section beams. Journal of Structural Engineering, 131(3), 473-480.
  • Rasmussen, K., Trahair, N. (2005). Exact and Approximate Solutions for the Flexural Buckling of Columns with Oblique Rotational End Restraints. Thin Walled Structures, 43(3), 411-426.
  • Trahair, N., Rasmussen, K. (2005). Finite Element Analysis of the Flexural Buckling of Columns with Oblique Restraints. Journal of Structural Engineering, 131, 481-487.
  • Trahair, N., Rasmussen, K. (2005). Flexural-torsional buckling of columns with oblique eccentric restraints. Journal of Structural Engineering, 131, 1731-1737.
  • Trahair, N. (2005). Non-linear elastic non-uniform torsion. Journal of Structural Engineering, 131(7), 1135-1142.
  • Trahair, N. (2004). Biaxial Bending Of Steel Angle Section Beams. Journal of Structural Engineering, 130(4), 554-561.
  • Trahair, N., Hancock, G. (2004). Steel Member Strength By Inelastic Lateral Buckling. Journal of Structural Engineering, 130(1), 64-69.
  • Trahair, N. (2003). Lateral buckling strengths of steel angle section beams. Journal of Structural Engineering, 129(6), 784-791.
  • Trahair, N., Chan, S. (2003). Out-of-plane advanced analysis of steel structures. Engineering Structures, 25(13), 1627-1637.
  • Trahair, N. (2002). Bearing, Shear, and Torsion Capacities of Steel Angle Sections. Journal of Structural Engineering, 128(11), 1394-1398.
  • Trahair, N. (2002). Moment Capacities of Steel Angle Sections. Journal of Structural Engineering, 128(11), 1387-1393.
  • Trahair, N., Teh, L. (2001). Second-order moments in torsion members. Engineering Structures, 23, 631-642.

Conferences

  • Trahair, N. (2012). Trends in the Analysis and Design of Steel Framed Structures. Joint Structural Division Annual Seminar 2012, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
  • Trahair, N. (2011). Wagner's beam cycle. NASCC The Steel Conference 2011 Incorporating the Annual Stability Conference and the Sustainable Steel Conference, Pittsburgh, USA: Structural Stability Research Council.
  • Trahair, N. (2008). Behaviour of Single Angle Steel Beams. Fifth International Conference on Coupled Instabilities in Metal Structures CIMS2008 (volume 2), Sydney Australia: The University Publishing Service, University of Sydney.
  • Rasmussen, K., Trahair, N. (2005). Flexural buckling of columns with oblique end restraints. 18th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, London: A A Balkema.

2014

  • Trahair, N. (2014). Bending and buckling of tapered steel beam structures. Engineering Structures, 59, 229-237. [More Information]
  • Trahair, N. (2014). Interaction buckling of tapered beams. Engineering Structures, 62-63, 174-180. [More Information]

2013

  • Trahair, N. (2013). Post-buckling strength of steel tee columns. Engineering Structures, 56, 1800-1807. [More Information]
  • Trahair, N. (2013). Shear effect on cruciform post-buckling. Engineering Structures, 49, 24-26. [More Information]

2012

  • Trahair, N. (2012). Inelastic buckling design of monosymmetric I-beams. Engineering Structures, 34, 564-571. [More Information]
  • Trahair, N. (2012). Strength design of cruciform steel columns. Engineering Structures, 35, 307-313. [More Information]
  • Trahair, N. (2012). Trends in the Analysis and Design of Steel Framed Structures. Joint Structural Division Annual Seminar 2012, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

2011

  • Trahair, N. (2011). Wagner's beam cycle. NASCC The Steel Conference 2011 Incorporating the Annual Stability Conference and the Sustainable Steel Conference, Pittsburgh, USA: Structural Stability Research Council.

2010

  • Trahair, N. (2010). Distortional buckling of overhanging monorails. Engineering Structures, 32(4), 982-987. [More Information]
  • Trahair, N. (2010). Steel cantilever strength by inelastic lateral buckling. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 66(8-9), 993-999.

2009

  • Trahair, N. (2009). Buckling Analysis Design of Steel Frames. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 65(7), 1459-1463. [More Information]
  • Trahair, N. (2009). Design of Steel Equal Angle Lintels. Journal of Structural Engineering, 135(5), 539-545. [More Information]
  • Trahair, N. (2009). Lateral-Distortional Buckling of Monorails. Engineering Structures, 31(12), 2873-2879. [More Information]

2008

  • Trahair, N. (2008). Behaviour of Single Angle Steel Beams. Fifth International Conference on Coupled Instabilities in Metal Structures CIMS2008 (volume 2), Sydney Australia: The University Publishing Service, University of Sydney.
  • Trahair, N. (2008). Lateral buckling of monorail beams. Engineering Structures, 30(11), 3213-3218. [More Information]
  • Trahair, N., Bradford, M., Nethercot, D., Gardner, L. (2008). The Behaviour and Design of Steel Structures to EC3. Abingdon, UK: Taylor and Francis.

2007

  • Trahair, N. (2007). Biaxial bending and torsion of steel equal angle section beams. Journal of Structural Engineering, 133(1), 78-84.

2006

  • Trahair, N., Kayvani, K. (2006). Capacities of Steel Columns with Excessive Crookedness. Structural Engineer, 84(7), 37-41.
  • Pi, Y., Trahair, N., Bradford, M., Chen, Y. (2006). Closure for discussion of: "A further study of flexural-torsional buckling of elastic arches". International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 6(1), 157-162.

2005

  • Pi, Y., Bradford, M., Trahair, N., Chen, Y. (2005). A further study of flexural-torsional buckling of elastic arches. International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 5, 163-183.
  • Trahair, N. (2005). Buckling and torsion of steel equal angle section beams. Journal of Structural Engineering, 131(3), 467-473.
  • Trahair, N. (2005). Buckling and torsion of steel unequal angle section beams. Journal of Structural Engineering, 131(3), 473-480.
  • Rasmussen, K., Trahair, N. (2005). Exact and Approximate Solutions for the Flexural Buckling of Columns with Oblique Rotational End Restraints. Thin Walled Structures, 43(3), 411-426.
  • Trahair, N., Rasmussen, K. (2005). Finite Element Analysis of the Flexural Buckling of Columns with Oblique Restraints. Journal of Structural Engineering, 131, 481-487.
  • Rasmussen, K., Trahair, N. (2005). Flexural buckling of columns with oblique end restraints. 18th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, London: A A Balkema.
  • Trahair, N., Rasmussen, K. (2005). Flexural-torsional buckling of columns with oblique eccentric restraints. Journal of Structural Engineering, 131, 1731-1737.
  • Trahair, N. (2005). Non-linear elastic non-uniform torsion. Journal of Structural Engineering, 131(7), 1135-1142.

2004

  • Trahair, N. (2004). Biaxial Bending Of Steel Angle Section Beams. Journal of Structural Engineering, 130(4), 554-561.
  • Trahair, N., Hancock, G. (2004). Steel Member Strength By Inelastic Lateral Buckling. Journal of Structural Engineering, 130(1), 64-69.

2003

  • Trahair, N. (2003). Lateral buckling strengths of steel angle section beams. Journal of Structural Engineering, 129(6), 784-791.
  • Trahair, N., Chan, S. (2003). Out-of-plane advanced analysis of steel structures. Engineering Structures, 25(13), 1627-1637.

2002

  • Trahair, N. (2002). Bearing, Shear, and Torsion Capacities of Steel Angle Sections. Journal of Structural Engineering, 128(11), 1394-1398.
  • Trahair, N. (2002). Moment Capacities of Steel Angle Sections. Journal of Structural Engineering, 128(11), 1387-1393.

2001

  • Trahair, N., Teh, L. (2001). Second-order moments in torsion members. Engineering Structures, 23, 631-642.

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