Large-scale testing of steel frame structures comprising non-compact sections

Avery, Philip & Mahendran, Mahen (2000) Large-scale testing of steel frame structures comprising non-compact sections. Engineering Structures, 22(8), pp. 920-936.

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Application of 'advanced analysis' methods suitable for non-linear analysis and design of steel frame structures permits direct and accurate determination of ultimate system strengths, without resort to simplified elastic methods of analysis and semi-empirical specification equations. However, the application of advanced analysis methods has previously been restricted to steel frames comprising only compact sections that are not influenced by the effects of local buckling. A research project has been conducted with the aim of developing concentrated plasticity methods suitable for practical advanced analysis of steel frame structures comprising non-compact sections. A series of large-scale tests were performed in order to provide experimental results for verification of the new analytical models. Each of the test frames comprised non-compact sections, and exhibited significant local buckling behaviour prior to failure. This paper presents details of the test program including the test specimens, set-up and instrumentation, procedure, and results.

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ID Code: 64403
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Compilation and indexing terms, Copyright 2013 Elsevier Inc.
Large scale testing
Non compact sections
Steel frame structures
Keywords: Steel structures, Buckling, Elasticity, Failure analysis, Mathematical models, Plasticity, Specifications, Steel testing, Strength of materials, Structural analysis, Structural frames
DOI: 10.1016/S0141-0296(99)00039-5
ISSN: 01410296
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Deposited On: 15 Nov 2013 00:03
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 00:54

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