Session Start Date

10-17-1996

Abstract

The compressional behaviour of stub columns having perforations in the form of slots of different length is examined on the basis of testing. Plain channels of a specified geometry are considered, and the geometry examined follows that of a test programme previously carried out to examine the effects of perforation location on stub column strength. Two different perforation layouts, and two material thicknesses are considered and systematic variation in the slot length is carried out for each layout and thickness. It is found that the stub column compression capacity reduces as the perforation length increases. The test results are compared with design code predictions and with modified predictions set up to take the perforations, and perforation lengths, into account.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Meeting Name

13th International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

10-17-1996

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1996 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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The Effects of Perforation Length on the Behaviour of Perforated Elements in Compression

The compressional behaviour of stub columns having perforations in the form of slots of different length is examined on the basis of testing. Plain channels of a specified geometry are considered, and the geometry examined follows that of a test programme previously carried out to examine the effects of perforation location on stub column strength. Two different perforation layouts, and two material thicknesses are considered and systematic variation in the slot length is carried out for each layout and thickness. It is found that the stub column compression capacity reduces as the perforation length increases. The test results are compared with design code predictions and with modified predictions set up to take the perforations, and perforation lengths, into account.