Numerical modelling of rivet fastened rectangular hollow flange channel beams subject to shear

Poologanathan, Keerthan & Mahendran, Mahen (2015) Numerical modelling of rivet fastened rectangular hollow flange channel beams subject to shear. In 8th International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures (ICASS 2015), 22-24 July 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.

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The intermittently rivet fastened Rectangular Hollow Flange Channel Beam (RHFCB) is a new cold-formed hollow section proposed as an alternative to welded hollow flange beams. Many experimental and numerical studies have been carried out in the past to investigate the shear behaviour of lipped channel beams. However, no research has been undertaken on the shear behaviour of rivet fastened RHFCBs. Therefore experimental and numerical studies were undertaken to investigate the shear behaviour and strength of rivet fastened RHFCBs. In this research finite element models of rivet fastened RHFCBs were developed to investigate their nonlinear shear behaviour including their buckling characteristics and ultimate shear strength. This paper presents the details of the finite element models of rivet fastened RHFCBs and the results. Both finite element analysis and experimental results showed that the current design rules are very conservative for the shear design of rivet fastened RHFCBs. Appropriate improvements have been proposed for the design rules of shear strength of rivet fastened RHFCBs within the Direct Strength Method format.

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ID Code: 93996
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Rivet Fastened Hollow Flange Channel Beams, Finite Element Models, Cold-formed Steel Beams, Shear Capacity, Direct Strength Method, Experiments
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 21 Mar 2016 23:05
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2016 11:10

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