THEORETICAL PREDICTION OF THE STRENGTH OF WELDED STEEL PLATES IN COMPRESSION

A FINITE ELEMENT METHOD IS PRESENTED FOR CALCULATING THE THEORETICAL ELASTO-PLASTIC BEHAVIOR OF UNSTIFFENED STEEL PANELS SUBJECTED TO LONGITUDINAL COMPRESSION. THE UNLOADED EDGES ARE TAKEN AS SIMPLY SUPPORTED AND FREE TO PULL IN. ATTENTION IS FOCUSSED ON THE B/T RANGE IN WHICH BUCKLING AND YIELD ARE OF COMPARABLE IMPORTANCE. PARTICULAR CONSIDERATION IS GIVEN TO THE EFFECT OF IMPERFECTIONS IN THE FORM OF OUT-OF-FLATNESS AND RESIDUAL STRESS CAUSED BY EDGE WELDS. EFFECT OF PANEL LENGTH IS DISCUSSED. THE COMPUTER PROGRAM HAS BEEN USED TO PRODUCE LOAD-END SHORTENING CURVES FOR A WIDE RANGE OF CASES. /TRRL/A/A

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • TECH REPT NO CUED/C-STRUCT/TR.I (1971)
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Cambridge

    Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street
    Cambridge,   United Kingdom  CB2 1PZ
  • Authors:
    • Moxham, K E
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 90 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00208782
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 18 1972 12:00AM