Full scale experiments of a steel portal frame building

Heldt, T.J. & Mahendran, M. (1998) Full scale experiments of a steel portal frame building. Steel Construction, 32(4), pp. 2-15.

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While numerous full scale experimental programs have been conducted around the world over the past 50 years to investigate the behaviour of steel portal frame buildings, none have comprehensively investigated the behaviour of such buildings under wind uplift. Wind uplift loads often govern designs in the Australian environment and this became the subject of a recent research project at Queensland University of Technology (OUT). This paper describes the full scale experiments on a steel portal frame building subject to wind uplift, racking and gravity loads. The portal rafter and column members utilised hollow flange beam (HFB) sections [5-8] though the paper's findings on the theoretical and experimental building responses relate to conventional types of steel portal frame buildings.

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ID Code: 85339
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1998 Australian Institute of Steel Construction
Deposited On: 13 Jul 2015 23:58
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2015 23:58

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