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Warping behaviour of cantilever steel beam with openings

Tan, Yu Chai (2005) Warping behaviour of cantilever steel beam with openings. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Civil Engineering.



This project presents a short study on warping behaviour of cantilever steel beam with openings subjected to coupled torsional force at the free end. Thus far there has not been any research regarding the relationship between warping and web’s openings. Finite element software, LUSAS 13.6, was used to perform analysis on seven groups of modelling. The analysis of the results showed that opening has a close relationship with warping since opening can reduce web stiffness. When warping resistance decrease, warping displacements and warping normal stress will increase. Opening with bigger size, installed at the free end and central of the web will induce greater warping and vice versa. Simple approximation of installing stiffeners is proposed in this study to provide section’s warping resistance effectively.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Master of Engineering (Civil-Structure)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2005; Supervisor I : Prof. Ir. Dr. Abdul Karim Mirasa; Supervisor II : Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohd. Hanim Osman
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:5105
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:29 Feb 2008 04:43
Last Modified:28 Feb 2018 06:54

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