Prestressed cold-formed steel beams – parametric studies and design recommendations

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Title: Prestressed cold-formed steel beams – parametric studies and design recommendations
Authors: Hadjipantelis, N
Gardner, L
Wadee, MA
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Owing to their enhanced load-carrying and serviceability performances, prestressed coldformed steel beams can potentially open up new applications within the construction industry. In the proposed concept, an eccentric prestressing force is applied to cold-formed steel beams by means of a cable that is housed within a bottom hollow flange. During prestressing, tensile stresses are induced within the top region of the beam, thus delaying the occurrence of local instabilities under subsequent vertical loading. Consequently, the moment capacity of the beam is enhanced. Furthermore, owing to the prestressing, a pre-camber is also induced along the member, thus decreasing the overall vertical deflections significantly. Following discussion of the mechanical behaviour of the proposed beams, design recommendations are developed by employing interaction equations alongside the Direct Strength Method. Subsequently, finite element (FE) analysis is employed to investigate the effects of the prestress level and the section slenderness of the steel beam on the benefits obtained from the prestressing process. The parametric FE results are then utilised to assess the design recommendations.
Editors: Chan, S-L
Chan, T-M
Zhu, S
Issue Date: 7-Dec-2018
Date of Acceptance: 8-Aug-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/72717
DOI: https//dx.doi.org/10.18057/ICASS2018.P.023
Publisher: Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction Limited
Journal / Book Title: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures
Copyright Statement: ©2018 byThe Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction.
Sponsor/Funder: Imperial College London
Conference Name: Ninth International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures
Place of Publication: Hong Kong, China
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2018-12-05
Finish Date: 2018-12-07
Conference Place: Hong Kong, China
Open Access location: http://icass2018.com/down/pdf/P-023.pdf
Online Publication Date: 2018-12-06
Appears in Collections:Civil and Environmental Engineering



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