Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2013, Volume: 6, Issue: 4, Pages: 1-6
Sreedhar Kalavagunta1*, Sivakumar Naganathan2 and Kamal Nasharuddin Bin Mustapha3
1 Bentley Systems (Singapore) Pvt. Ltd. 30 Raffles Place,
2 Civil Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, [email protected]
3 Civil Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Jalan IKRAM-UNITEN, [email protected]
*Author For Correspondence
Civil Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional
Analysis and design of axially compressed cold formed steel channel section presented in this paper was conducted through experimental study, design based on British standards and North American Specification for the design of cold-formed steel structural members. More than 18 laboratory experiments were undertaken first on these steel channel columns under axial compression. A series of parametric studies were also carried out by varying the thickness and column length. All of these columns failed by local and distortional buckling. The test results were compared with American (AISI-2007) and British Standards (BS5950-Part5) for the design of cold-formed steel structural members. The details of these investigation and the outcomes are presented in this paper.
Keywords: Cold Formed Channel Sections, Axially Compressed Members, BS5950, Effective Width Method, Direct Strength Method
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