Design proposal for ultimate shear strength of tapered steel plate girders
PublisherConsejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
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Numerous experimental and numerical studies on prismatic plate girders subjected to shear can be found in the literature. However, the real structures are frequently designed as non-uniform structural elements. The main objective of the research is the development of a new proposal for the calculation of the ultimate shear resistance of tapered steel plate girders taking into account the specific behaviour of such members. A new mechanical model is presented in the paper and it is used to show the differences between the behaviour of uniform and tapered web panels subjected to shear. EN 1993-1-5 design specifications for the determination of the shear strength for rectangular plates are improved in order to assess the shear strength of tapered elements. Numerical studies carried out on tapered steel plate girders subjected to shear lead to confirm the suitability of the mechanical model and the proposed design expression.
CitationBedynek, A., Real, E., Mirambell, E. Design proposal for ultimate shear strength of tapered steel plate girders. "Informes de la construcción", Gener 2017, vol. 69, núm. 545, p. 1-12.