Laboratory tests on two W16 x 45 A36 steel beams and three W16 x 40 A36 steel beams with reinforced eccentric web openings are described and summarized. The principal test parameters were the opening size and the amount of opening reinforcement. Tests were carried to failure and the deflections modes of failure, and ultimate loads recorded. The results of inelastic finite element analyses of the test beams are also summarized. It is concluded that both the experimental and finite element results are reasonably consistent with the four hinge failure mechanism assumed in a previously developed ultimate strength analysis, and that this ultimate strength analysis provides an adequate prediction of the strength of beams with reinforced eccentric web openings.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Cooper, P B
    • Snell, R R
    • Knostman, H D
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1731-38
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164860
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 13203
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM