Design of composite asymmetric cellular beams and beams with large web openings

R.M. Lawson, James Lim, S.J. Hicks, W.I. Simms

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    Abstract

    The design of composite asymmetric cellular beams is not fully covered by existing guidance but is an area of important practical application. Asymmetry in the shape of the cross-section of cellular beams causes development of additional bending moments in the web-posts between closely placed openings. Furthermore, the development of local composite action influences the distribution of forces in the web-flange Tees. The design method presented in this paper takes account of high degrees of asymmetry in the cross-section and also the influence of elongated or rectangular openings.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)614-629
    Number of pages16
    JournalJournal of Constructional Steel Research
    Volume62
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Materials Science(all)

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