Session Start Date

8-24-2012

Session End Date

8-25-2012

Keywords and Phrases

experimental study; high strength cold-formed steel columns; distortional buckling; interaction

Abstract

The distortional buckling behavior of 550MPa high strength cold-formed lipped channel columns under axial compression loads have been studied. The test results of 16 specimens show that local buckling may appear before distortional buckling and it makes the distortional buckling occur in advance. This interaction of local and distortional buckling has an adverse effect on bearing capacity of columns. But the design methods for distortional buckling in Specification AS/NZS 4600 and Direct Strength Method (DSM) haven’t considered such interaction. Based on the test results, a method revised from DSM which could account for the adverse interaction has been suggested. The results calculated by the proposed method matched well with the test results.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Meeting Name

21st International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

8-24-2012

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2012 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Experimental Study on Interaction Between Local and Distortional Buckling of High Strength Cold-formed Lipped Channel Columns

The distortional buckling behavior of 550MPa high strength cold-formed lipped channel columns under axial compression loads have been studied. The test results of 16 specimens show that local buckling may appear before distortional buckling and it makes the distortional buckling occur in advance. This interaction of local and distortional buckling has an adverse effect on bearing capacity of columns. But the design methods for distortional buckling in Specification AS/NZS 4600 and Direct Strength Method (DSM) haven’t considered such interaction. Based on the test results, a method revised from DSM which could account for the adverse interaction has been suggested. The results calculated by the proposed method matched well with the test results.