Experimental study on steel beams curved in plan

N. E. Shanmugam, V. Thevendran, J. Y Richard Liew, L. O. Tan

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with the ultimate load behavior of I-beams curved in plan. Results obtained from experiments on two sets of I-beams (one comprising rolled sections and the other built-up sections) are presented. The test results for deformations and ultimate strength are found to be in good agreement with the corresponding values predicted by using the elastoplastic finite-element analysis. The effects of residual stresses and radius of curvature to span-length ratio (R/L) on ultimate strength are considered. Each beam was subjected to a concentrated load applied at an intermediate point where the beam was laterally restrained. Test results indicate that the load-carrying capacity decreases with the decrease in the R/L ratio.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-259
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of structural engineering New York, N.Y.
Volume121
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Experimental study on steel beams curved in plan. / Shanmugam, N. E.; Thevendran, V.; Liew, J. Y Richard; Tan, L. O.

In: Journal of structural engineering New York, N.Y., Vol. 121, No. 2, 02.1995, p. 249-259.

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Shanmugam, N. E. ; Thevendran, V. ; Liew, J. Y Richard ; Tan, L. O. / Experimental study on steel beams curved in plan. In: Journal of structural engineering New York, N.Y. 1995 ; Vol. 121, No. 2. pp. 249-259.
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