INTRODUCTION The purpose of this research project has been to investigate the flexural behavior of C-shaped members with web openings. Three common industry standard C-sections have been studied as summarized in the First and Second Progress Reports. To date two testing sequences have been completed. Test sequence No.1 investigated sections with web openings fabricated from nominally low yield strength material. Test sequence No.2 examined sections both with and without web openings. Specimens in test sequence No. 2 have nominally higher yield strengths. This report summarizes the test procedure and results of the research to date.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures
Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly the University of Missouri--Rolla)
© Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly the University of Missouri--Rolla)
Report - Technical
LaBoube, Roger A.; Yu, Wei-wen; Shan, Ming-Yang; and Batson, K. D., "Flexural behavior of web elements with openings" (1991). Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures Library. Paper 164.