Web crippling behaviour of channels with flanges restrained

Ben Young, Gregory J. Hancock

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Abstract

The paper presents a comparison of web crippling tests of cold-formed unlipped channels with flanges restrained or unrestrained. The tests were performed under end and interior two-flange loading conditions specified in the Australian/New Zealand Standard (AS/NZS 4600, 1996) and the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI, 1996) Specification for cold-formed steel structures, namely End-Two-Flange (ETF) and Interior-Two-Flange (ITF) loading conditions. The concentrated load was applied by a bearing plate at the top flange of the channels, and the reaction force applied by an identical bearing plate at the bottom flange of the channels. The bearing plates acted across the full flange widths of the channels. The flanges of the channels were bolted to the bearing plates for the specimens with flanges restrained. The web crippling test strengths are compared with the current design strengths obtained using the AS/NZS 4600 and the AISI Specification. It is shown that the design strengths predicted by the specifications are unconservative for the tested channels with flanges restrained or unrestrained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Specialty Conference on Cold-formed Steel Structures, St. Louis, University of Missouri-Rolla, Mo., USA
Pages91-104
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventFifteenth International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures: Recent Research and Developments in Cold-Formed Steel Design and Construction - St. louis, MO, United States
Duration: 19 Oct 200020 Oct 2000

Conference

ConferenceFifteenth International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures: Recent Research and Developments in Cold-Formed Steel Design and Construction
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySt. louis, MO
Period19/10/0020/10/00

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