TENSION-FIELD DESIGN OF TAPERED WEBS

This study to formulate design guides for tapered webs based on post-buckling strength, involved the formulation of modifications to the current AISC "tension-field formulas" of prismatic girders for the application of tapered webs. The study also considers the adequacy of using the AISC formula for tapered roof beams of the gable type presently encountered in structural engineering. Equations are presented which may be employed to obtain the allowable shear stress of beams having small or moderate tapers. The case of tapers approaching (and larger) beta = 1/15 and those approaching beta = 1/8 are also discussed.

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    American Institute of Steel Construction

    101 Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Falby, W E
    • Lee, G C
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 11-17
  • Serial:
    • Engineering Journal
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: American Institute of Steel Construction
    • ISSN: 0013-8029

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149513
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM