The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 51 (1973) > Issues > Issue 1 > The In-plane Failure of Steel Beam Columns
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The In-plane Failure of Steel Beam Columns

A new analytical method of determining the maximum strength of steel beam-columns is given. In-plane failure under uniaxial moment loading is investigated and full account is taken of imperfections such as residual stresses and initial curvature. Good correlation with existing experimental results is established. A novel form of design presentation is derived which permits all four beam-column parameters to appear on a single chart. The important concept of the stocky column is introduced. These are members which can be designed for full plasticity without the need to investigate stability effects. B.W. Young

Author(s): Young, B W

Keywords: failures;steel;beams;columns;analysis