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In each specification detailing the design of structural steel members there are usually rules about the local buckling. Local buckling rules thus play an important part in the design of structural steel and composite members. The aim of this research was to evaluate the local buckling problem for all main steel grades (S 235, S 355 and S 460 steels) with a more realistic approach based on test results and numerical simulations. This approach should take into account the existing stresses in members submitted to global buckling (cross-sections loaded by centred and also eccentric compression), also the real boundary conditions of the cross-sections (for instance, in a composite cross-section the collaborating concrete slab greatly influences the stability of the steel beam web).

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Authors: SCHLEICH J B, ProfilARBED-Recherches, Esch/Alzette (LU);CHABROLIN B, CTICM, St-Rémy-les-Chevreuse (FR);ESPIGA F, Ensidesa y Labein, Bilbao (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18404 EN (1998) 258pp., ECU 43.00
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-4466-8
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