Numerical analysis on axial capacity of steel built-up battened columns
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Gdańsk University of Technology, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, St. Gabriela Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland
Submission date: 2022-02-04
Final revision date: 2022-02-09
Acceptance date: 2022-02-24
Publication date: 2022-06-30
Archives of Civil Engineering 2022;68(2):655-677
This paper deals with the numerical analysis aimed at study the bearing capacity of pinended steel built-up columns under axial compression. Finite element (FE) models were performed for the columns presented in the literature. The main problem discussed in the article is the shape and magnitude of geometric imperfections introduced into the numerical FE model, necessary to obtain the load capacity consistent with the experimental strength tests. Three types of numerical analysis that can be used inAbaqus program to calculate the load bearing capacity have been described. The imperfections possible to introduce for built-up columns were presented and an equivalent imperfection corresponding to both imperfections recommended by Eurocode 3 (global of the entire column and local of the chord) for built-up members was proposed. The results of the geometrically and materially nonlinear static analysis were compared with the calculations according to the code procedures (Eurocode 3 and PN-B- 03200:1990) and the results of experimental tests.
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