F. E.-assisted design of the eaves bracket of a cold-formed steel portal frame

James Lim, D.A. Nethercot

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    Abstract

    Non-linear large-displacement elasto-plastic finite element analyses are used to propose design recommendations for the eaves bracket of a cold-formed steel portal frame. Owing to the thinness of the sheet steel used for the brackets, such a structural design problem is not trivial as the brackets need to be designed against failure through buckling; without availability of the finite element method, expensive laboratory testing would therefore be required. In this paper, the finite element method is firstly used to predict the plastic moment capacity of the eaves bracket. Parametric studies are then used to propose design recommendations for the eaves bracket against two potential buckling modes of failure:
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)411-428
    Number of pages18
    JournalSteel & Composite Structures
    Volume2
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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