Session Start Date

10-15-1998

Abstract

The effects of cold forming on both carbon steel and stainless steel structural members has been the subject of extensive research since the early 1940's. Design code specifications for carbon steel members have been published in many countries around the world, including BS 5950, Part 5 in the UK (1) the AlSI Specification in the USA (2), and the new Eurocode 3, Part 1.3 (3). For stainless steel members there are fewer design code specifications available, and those that are available, which include the ANSI/ASCE in the USA (4) and the new Eurocode 3, Part 1.4 (5), do not give such detailed design recommendations as the carbon steel specifications. This paper describes the results obtained from a series of axial compression tests performed on short strut members of plain channel cross section cold formed from Type 304 stainless steel sheet. The comer radius and the material thickness are varied to examine the effects of cold forming on the load capacity of the channels in compression and the results are compared to those obtained from the relevant design specifications. Conclusions are drawn on the basis of the comparisons.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Meeting Name

14th International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

10-15-1998

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1998 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Compressional Behaviour of Stainless Steel Short Struts

The effects of cold forming on both carbon steel and stainless steel structural members has been the subject of extensive research since the early 1940's. Design code specifications for carbon steel members have been published in many countries around the world, including BS 5950, Part 5 in the UK (1) the AlSI Specification in the USA (2), and the new Eurocode 3, Part 1.3 (3). For stainless steel members there are fewer design code specifications available, and those that are available, which include the ANSI/ASCE in the USA (4) and the new Eurocode 3, Part 1.4 (5), do not give such detailed design recommendations as the carbon steel specifications. This paper describes the results obtained from a series of axial compression tests performed on short strut members of plain channel cross section cold formed from Type 304 stainless steel sheet. The comer radius and the material thickness are varied to examine the effects of cold forming on the load capacity of the channels in compression and the results are compared to those obtained from the relevant design specifications. Conclusions are drawn on the basis of the comparisons.