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Design of stainless steel sections with circular openings in shear

Lawson, RM, Basta, A and Uzzaman, A (2015) Design of stainless steel sections with circular openings in shear Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 112. pp. 228-241.

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This paper addresses the design of stainless steel sections with large circular openings subject to shear and bending. A total of nine tests on pairs of C sections using 2 and 3 mm thick stainless steel in austenitic 1.4301 and lean duplex 1.4162 grades was performed. The tests showed that the shear resistance at an opening is controlled by local compression at a radial cross-section at approximately 25° to the vertical. For closely spaced openings, the angle of highest stress increases to about 65° to the vertical. The shear resistance of a Class 4 web is also affected by local buckling around the opening, which is a function of its diameter to steel thickness ratio. An equilibrium model is presented which predicts the normal stress on the radial planes around an opening. A simplified formula for the local buckling strength around circular web openings is also presented, which agrees well with the test results.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Civil Engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Civil and Environmental Engineering
Authors :
Lawson, RM
Basta, A
Uzzaman, A
Date : 30 May 2015
DOI : 10.1016/j.jcsr.2015.04.017
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Stainless steel, Web openings, Local buckling, Eurocode 3
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 10 Oct 2016 10:26
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 18:46

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