STP419

    Testing Techniques to Study the Inelastic Behavior of Steel Members

    Published: Jan 1967


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    Abstract

    For members used in plastically designed structures, the complete load-deformation response is of interest. Experiments on these members must be especially designed to accommodate the large deformations involved and the out-of-plane forces which are developed during the test. This paper summarizes techniques which have been successfully used to test beams, beam-columns, and restrained columns. The loading, bracing, and instrumentation systems are described, and the difficulties encountered during the test are discussed.

    Keywords:

    plastic analysis, structural members, beams, beamcolumns, restrained columns, loading, bracing, instrumentation, test methods, compression members


    Author Information:

    Adams, P. F.
    Associate professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

    Galambos, T. V.
    Professor of civil engineeringPersonal member ASTM, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.


    Paper ID: STP43793S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E01.21

    DOI: 10.1520/STP43793S


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