Picture of wind turbine against blue sky

Open Access research with a real impact...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs.

The Energy Systems Research Unit (ESRU) within Strathclyde's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is producing Open Access research that can help society deploy and optimise renewable energy systems, such as wind turbine technology.

Explore wind turbine research in Strathprints

Explore all of Strathclyde's Open Access research content

Finite element analysis of web crippling behaviour of cold-formed steel flexural members

Macdonald, Martin and Heiyantuduwa, M.A. and Rhodes, James (2006) Finite element analysis of web crippling behaviour of cold-formed steel flexural members. In: Proceedings of the 18th International Speciality Conference on Cold Formed Steel Structures. University of Missouri-Rolla.

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

The resistance of cold-formed thin-walled steel cassettes against local transverse forces, i.e. the web crippling capacity, was investigated both experimentally and numerically using finite element analysis. Both unreinforced (flat) cassette webs and webs with longitudinal stiffeners situated on only one side of the web mid-line were studied. The calculation of the web crippling capacity of this type of stiffened webs is not included in current design codes.