Structural performance of cold-formed lean duplex stainless steel beams at elevated temperatures

Y. Huang, Ben Young

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Abstract

© 2018 Elsevier LtdThe structural performance of cold-formed lean duplex stainless steel beams at elevated temperatures ranging from 24 to 900 °C was investigated in this study. A finite element model was developed. The numerical analysis covered the specimens of square and rectangular hollow sections. The material properties obtained from tensile coupon tests on lean duplex stainless steel at elevated temperatures were used in the finite element model. A total of 125 numerical flexural strengths were obtained from the finite element analysis. The numerical results were compared with the design values calculated by the existing design rules, including the American Specification, Australian/New Zealand Standard, European Code, direct strength method and continuous strength method. The suitability of these design rules for lean duplex stainless steel beams at elevated temperatures was assessed using reliability analysis. It was shown that the existing design rules are generally quite conservative in predicting the flexural strengths at elevated temperatures, except that the modified direct strength method provides accurate and reliable predictions. Therefore, it is recommended that the modified direct strength method be used for cold-formed lean duplex stainless steel beams at elevated temperatures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-27
Number of pages8
JournalThin-Walled Structures
Volume129
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Beam
  • Cold-formed
  • Elevated temperatures
  • Lean duplex
  • Stainless steel
  • Structural design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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