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Behaviour, failure and DSM design of cold-formed steel beams: Influence of the load point of application

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Basaglia, Cilmar [1] ; Camotim, Dinar [2] ; Coda, Humberto [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos Sch Engn, Dept Struct Engn, BR-13566590 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Tecn Lisboa, ICIST, Inst Super Tecn, Dept Civil Engn & Architecture, P-1049001 Lisbon - Portugal
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: THIN-WALLED STRUCTURES; v. 81, n. SI, p. 78-88, AUG 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 1

This work presents and discusses the results of an ongoing numerical investigation on the buckling, postbudding, collapse and design of cold-formed steel beams subjected to non-uniform bending due to transverse loadings acting away from the shear centre (either at the top or bottom flange). These results consist of (i) elastic buckling loads and modes, obtained through analyses based on Generalised Beam Theory (GBT), and (ii) elastic-plastic equilibrium paths and collapse loads, yielded by ANSYS geometrically and materially non-linear shell finite element analyses. The numerical ultimate strength values are compared with their estimates provided by the current Direct Strength Method (DSM) strength curves and, on the basis of this comparison, it is possible to assess the merits of the DSM approach to design beams subjected to transverse loadings acting away from the shear centre - moreover, novel features that may improve the performance of this approach are identified. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/17557-2 - New Developments and Applications of the Generalised Beam Theory for Metal Structures: Plasticity, Vibration and Software
Grantee:Cilmar Donizeti Basaglia
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
FAPESP's process: 11/15731-5 - Development and open offer of softwares for computational mechanics simulation: consolidation of the Wilson Sergio Venturini Laboratory of Informatics and Computational Mechanics
Grantee:Humberto Breves Coda
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants