Web crippling tests of rivet fastened rectangular hollow flange channel beams under two-flange load cases

Steau, Edward, Mahendran, Mahen, & Poologanathan, Keerthan (2016) Web crippling tests of rivet fastened rectangular hollow flange channel beams under two-flange load cases. In International Colloquium on Stability and Ductility of Steel Structures, 30 May – 01 June 2016, Timisoara, Romania.


The rivet-fastened rectangular hollow flange channel beam (RHFCB) is a new cold-formed hollow section proposed as an alternative to welded hollow flange steel beams. To date, no investigation has been conducted on their web crippling behaviour and strengths. Hence an experimental study was conducted to investigate the web crippling behaviour and capacities of rivet fastened RHFCBs under End Two Flange (ETF) and Interior Two Flange (ITF) load cases. Experimental results showed that the current design rules are unconservative for rivet fastened RHFCB sections under ETF and ITF load cases. Hence new equations were proposed to determine the web crippling capacities of rivet fastened RHFCBs.

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ID Code: 93999
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Rivet-fastened rectangular hollow flange channel beam (RHFCB), Web Crippling, ETF and ITF load cases, 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 2016 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 21 Mar 2016 22:41
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2016 04:57

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