STP419: Testing Techniques to Study the Inelastic Behavior of Steel Members

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

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

    Pages: 34    Published: Jan 1967


    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.


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

    Paper ID: STP43793S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E01.21

    DOI: 10.1520/STP43793S

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