Behaviour and strength of hollow flange channel sections under torsion and bending

Wan, Hong-Xia & Mahendran, Mahen (2015) Behaviour and strength of hollow flange channel sections under torsion and bending. Thin-walled Structures, 94, pp. 612-623.

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Hollow flange channel section is a cold-formed high-strength and thin-walled steel section with a unique shape including two rectangular hollow flanges and a slender web. Due to its mono-symmetric characteristics, it will also be subjected to torsion when subjected to transverse loads in practical applications. Past research on steel beams subject to torsion has concentrated on open sections while very few steel design standards give suitable design rules for torsion design. Since the hollow flange channel section is different from conventional open sections, its torsional behaviour remains unknown to researchers. Therefore the elastic behaviour of hollow flange channel sections subject to uniform and non-uniform torsion, and combined torsion and bending was investigated using the solutions of appropriate differential equilibrium equations. The section torsion shear flow, warping normal stress distribution, and section constants including torsion constant and warping constant were obtained. The results were compared with those from finite element analyses that verified the accuracy of analytical solutions. Parametric studies were undertaken for simply supported beams subject to a uniformly distributed torque and a uniformly distributed transverse load applied away from the shear centre. This paper presents the details of this research into the elastic behaviour and strength of hollow flange channel sections subject to torsion and bending and the results.

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ID Code: 87022
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Hollow flange channel sections, Cold-formed steel structures, Torsion, Combined torsion and bending
DOI: 10.1016/j.tws.2015.05.013
ISSN: 0263-8231
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Elsevier Ltd.
Deposited On: 31 Aug 2015 02:39
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 05:03

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