The Structural Stability Research Council (formerly known as Column Research Council) was founded in 1944 to review and resolve the conflicting opinions and practices that existed at the time with respect to solutions to stability problems, and to facilitate and promote economical and safe design.
The Council offers guidance to specification writers and practicing engineers by developing both simplified and refined calculation procedures for the solution of stability problems and assessing the limitations of these procedures.
The Membership of the Council is made up of representatives from Government Agencies, International Organizations, Private Corporations and Educational Institutions concerned with specifications and design procedures for metal structures, representatives of consulting firms engaged in engineering practice, members-at-large selected from universities and design offices, and corresponding members from various countries who are in touch with stability research for their region.
An Annual Stability Conference not only provides up-to-date
information on specific topics, but it also indicates where
deficiencies exist in our present understanding of structural
behavior. The Proceedings of the Annual Stability Conference represent a primary source of highlights of the latest solutions
to structural problems before they are eventually published
in technical journals.
1981 or 1994 History