Session Start Date

11-10-2016

Session End Date

11-10-2016

Keywords and Phrases

Cold-Formed Thin-Walled Steel Beams; Built-Up Box Section; Numerical Analysis; Moment Capacity; Design Method

Abstract

Built-up sections has been extensively used in cold-formed thin-walled steel structures. The structural behaviour and moment capacity of built-up box beams, which is consisted of nested C and U-sections, are the major concerns in this paper. A finite element model for built-up box beams was firstly developed and validated by existing test results. The effects of screw configuration and the global buckling behaviour of built-up box beams were investigated by parametric analysis. Then, the simple superposition method and equivalent cross-section method were introduced and adopted to estimate the moment capacity of built-up box beams bending about major or minor axis. Finally, a comparison was made between the predicted capacity and the numerical analysis results and the reasonability of these methods was assessed.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Meeting Name

International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2016

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

11-10-2016

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2016 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Design Method for Cold-Formed Thin-Walled Steel Beams with Built-up Box Section

Built-up sections has been extensively used in cold-formed thin-walled steel structures. The structural behaviour and moment capacity of built-up box beams, which is consisted of nested C and U-sections, are the major concerns in this paper. A finite element model for built-up box beams was firstly developed and validated by existing test results. The effects of screw configuration and the global buckling behaviour of built-up box beams were investigated by parametric analysis. Then, the simple superposition method and equivalent cross-section method were introduced and adopted to estimate the moment capacity of built-up box beams bending about major or minor axis. Finally, a comparison was made between the predicted capacity and the numerical analysis results and the reasonability of these methods was assessed.