Advances in Steel Structures (ICASS '99) by Siu-Lai Chan, J.G. Teng

By Siu-Lai Chan, J.G. Teng

Those volumes of complaints comprise nine invited keynote papers and 126 contributed papers to be provided on the moment overseas convention on Advances in metal constructions hung on 15-17 December 1999 in Hong Kong. The convention is a sequel to the overseas convention on Advances in metal buildings held in Hong Kong in December 1996. The convention will offer a discussion board for dialogue and dissemination by way of researchers and architects of contemporary advances within the research, behaviour, layout and development of metal buildings. The papers to be provided on the convention disguise a large spectrum of subject matters and have been contributed from over 15 nations all over the world. They document the present state-of-the artwork and element to destiny instructions of structural metal examine.

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0 0 I I I I I I 20 40 60 80 100 120 ~n . 140 . 0 ! 180 200 Fig. 6 " " /.. 9 ff-t X A e z ,L /. 0 ~000 . 9 0 I 20 40 60 80 1O0 Le/r 120 140 160 180 200 Fig. J. Hancock Lipped and Unlipped Channels in Compression A test program on unlipped (plain) and lipped channels in compression was performed where the channels were compressed between fixed ends and pinned ends (Young and Rasmussen, 1998a, 1998b). Whereas it is well-known that local buckling of pin-ended channel columns induces overall bending, this phenomenon does not occur in fixed-ended channel columns that remain straight after local buckling and only bend when overall buckling occurs.

6. The plastic design of cold-formed tubular (RHS and SHS) members is possible provided the aspect ratio of the sections used for plastic design is chosen carefully. The existing Class 1 section web slenderness limits, which are based on I-section members, are unconservative for RHS members. Revised design rules have been proposed. Care also needs to be taken when designing moment resisting connections in cold-formed tubular members to ensure they have adequate rotation capacity for plastic design.

Tests to Examine Compact Web Slenderness of ColdFormed RHS", Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 124:10, 1166-174. Wilkinson T and Hancock GJ (1998b). "Tests of Stiffened and Unstiffened Knee Connections in Cold-Formed RHS", Tubular Structures VIII, Proceedings, 8th International Symposium on Tubular Structures, Singapore, 177-186. "Tests of Bolted and Intemal Sleeve Knee Connections in Cold-Formed RHS", Tubular Structures VIII, Proceedings, 8th International Symposium on Tubular Structures, Singapore, 187-195.

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