Accession Number:

AD0626881

Title:

EXPERIMENTS ON HIGH STRENGTH STEEL MEMBERS. THE EXPERIMENTAL BEHAVIOR OF RESTRAINED COLUMNS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LEHIGH UNIV BETHLEHEM PA FRITZ ENGINEERING LAB

Report Date:

1965-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

The report describes tests performed on members of ASTM A441 steel as part of a project which has as its aim the extension of plastic design procedures to include steels of up to 50 ksi yield strength. The testing program consisted of basic material property tests, beam tests under uniform moment and moment gradient, and beam-column tests. In the tests on beams and beam-columns, emphasis was placed on determining the influence of lateral- torsional and local buckling on the member behavior. The report contains the description of seven restrained column tests. Restraint of the columns was provided by beams framing rigidly into the column ends. The experiments were performed to provide experimental verification of restrained column theories proposed for use in the plastic design of steel multi-story frames. The tests showed excellent correlation with the theoretically predicted behavior. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE