Web openings could be used in cold-formed steel beam members, such as wall studs or floor joints, to facilitate ease of services in buildings. In this paper, a combination of tests and nonlinear finite element analyses is used to investigate the effect of such holes on web crippling under interior-one-flange (IOF) and end-one-flange (EOF) loading condition; the cases of both flanges fastened and unfastened to the bearing plates are considered. A non-linear finite element model is described, and the results compared against the laboratory test results; a good agreement was obtained in terms of both strength and failure modes.
|Title of host publication||Eighth International Conference on Steel and Aluminium Structures|
|Place of Publication||Hong Kong, China|
|Publication status||Published - 07 Dec 2016|
|Event||Eighth International Conference on Steel and Aluminium Structures - Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
Duration: 07 Dec 2016 → 09 Dec 2016
|Conference||Eighth International Conference on Steel and Aluminium Structures|
|Period||07/12/2016 → 09/12/2016|