INTRODUCTION The web crippling limit states equations given in the AISI Specification were primarily developed based on the results in which the flange was not attached to the support beams. This may not accurately represent field practice, since flanges are typically fastened by bolts or welds to their support beam. Due to these fasteners, the Specification equations may be underestimating the web crippling strength of the member. Therefore, a pilot study was proposed to study the behavior of webs, and the load carrying capacity of the webs with restrained flanges.
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)
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LaBoube, Roger A.; Yu, Wei-wen; and Bhakta, Bhavnesh H., "Effect of flange restraint on web crippling strength" (1991). Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures Library. Paper 165.