Shear strength and design of LiteSteel beams

Poologanathan, Keerthan & Mahendran, Mahen (2010) Shear strength and design of LiteSteel beams. In Proceedings of 21st Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM 21), Victoria University, Melbourne.

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This paper presents the details of a parametric study based on finite element analyses (FEA) and development of design rules for the shear strength of a recently developed, cold-formed steel channel beam known as LiteSteel Beam (LSB). The LSB sections are commonly used as flexural members in residential, in-dustrial and commercial buildings. In order to ensure safe and efficient designs of LSBs, many research stu-dies have been undertaken on the flexural behaviour of LSBs. However, no research has been undertaken on the shear behaviour of LSBs. Therefore a detailed investigation including both numerical and experimental studies was undertaken to investigate the shear behaviour of LSBs. Both the experimental and FEA parametric study results showed that the current design rules in cold-formed steel design codes are very conservative for the shear design of LSBs. New shear strength equations for LSBs were proposed based on the experimental and FEA parametric study results.

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ID Code: 41198
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: LiteSteel Beam, Cold-formed steel members, Direct strength method , Experimental studies, Finite element analysis
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 11 Apr 2011 01:19
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2013 23:57

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