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Experimental Investigation On Flexural Behaviour Of Stainless Steel Beams

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM010351

Volume

30

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,062 kb

Author(s)

E. Real, E. Mirambell, I. Estrada

Abstract

Experimental investigation on flexural behaviour of stainless steel beams E. Real, E. Mirambell, I. Estrada Escola Tecnica Superior d'Enginyers de Camins, Canals i Ports Deparlament d'Enginyeria de la Construccio Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, UPC Barcelona, Spain Abstract Stainless steel elements have been increasingly used in the construction industry, especially in architectural applications, due to its high corrosion resistance, ease of maintenance and aesthetics. The most important limiting factors restraining structural applications of stainless steel are the lack of knowledge about their resistant properties among designers. This factor has inspired researchers to explore the structural behaviour of the material and develop design rules to exploit this material to its full potential in construction. This paper aims to present two experimental programmes on stainless steel beams. Information provided by instrumentation in the tests enables us to observe the

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