Local buckling of biaxially compressed steel plates in double skin composite panels

Liang, Qing Quan and Uy, Brian and Wright, Howard D. and Bradford, Mark A. (2002) Local buckling of biaxially compressed steel plates in double skin composite panels. In: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, 9-11 Dec 2002, Hong Kong, China.


Steel plates in double skin composite (DSC) panels may buckle locally between shear connectors when subjected to biaxial compression. The local and post-local buckling behaviour of biaxially compressed steel plates restrained by discrete stud shear connectors in DSC panels is studied in this paper by using the finite element method. The shear stiffness effect of stud shear connectors is considered in the determination of elastic local buckling coefficients. The post-local buckling strength of steel plates in biaxial compression is investigated by performing a geometric and material nonlinear analysis. The initial imperfections, material stress-strain relationship and shear-slip behaviour of stud shear connectors are taken into account in the post-local buckling analysis. Biaxial strength interaction curves and design formulas are developed for the design of steel plates in DSC panels under biaxial compression.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2007 07:19
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biaxial compression, composite construction, double skin composite panels, finite element analysis, local buckling, post-local buckling, strength, stud shear connectors, steel plates
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3397

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