Research on cold-formed steel columns

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The paper summarises research on cold-formed steel columns performed by the author. Cold-formed steel members are either cold-rolled or brake-pressed into structural shapes. As a result, cold-formed steel open sections are usually singly-point- or non-symmetric. The most common types of singly-symmetric sections are channel and angle. The research focused on cold-formed steel open sections, such as plain and lipped channels, channels with simple and complex edge stiffeners as well as plain and lipped angles, and unequal angles. In addition, cold-formed steel built-up closed sections with intermediate stiffeners were investigated. Both experimental and numerical investigations into the strength and behaviour of cold-formed steel columns were conducted. The column strengths obtained from these investigations were compared with the design strengths obtained using various international standards for cold-formed steel structures. Furthermore, the behaviour and design of cold-formed steel lipped channel columns at elevated temperatures were also investigated. The paper also summarises the design recommendations for cold-formed steel columns. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)731-740
Number of pages10
JournalThin-Walled Structures
Issue number7-9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Buckling
  • Built-up section
  • Closed section
  • Cold-formed steel
  • Column
  • Elevated temperatures
  • Experimental investigation
  • Finite element analysis
  • Open section
  • Steel structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering


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