An investigation into the behaviour of low-rise structures composed of cold-formed members is described. An experimental study in which seven pitched-roof portal frames were tested to destruction is presented. The frames were subjected to three different loading patterns and supported by two different sets of lateral restraints. The elastic response of each frame is compared with a prediction from a matrix displacement analysis which included thin-walled torsion theory and cross-section monosymmetry. Cross-sectional distortion was incorporated in the study using the finite strip method of analysis. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Sydney

    School of Civil Engineering, Parramatta Road
    Sydney, New South Wales  Australia  2006
  • Authors:
    • Baigent, A H
    • Hancock, G J
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196699
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Research Rpt R327 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM