Influence of Bimoment Restraints on the Load-Bearing Capacity of a Steel I-Beam
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Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland
Online publication date: 2020-12-31
Publication date: 2020-12-01
Civil and Environmental Engineering Reports 2020;30(4):33-47
The study presents an analysis of steel I-beam warping. The calculations were made for hot-rolled IPE200 hinged beams with different lengths. After determining load-bearing capacity using the GMNIA method, the beams were strengthened with bimoment restraints at each end. The changes in critical moment and load-bearing capacity were then evaluated. The study presents the manner in which the material and geometric imperfections have been determined. The GMNIA calculations were conducted using the Finite Element Method in Abaqus software. The results were then compared to results obtained with traditional methods and acquired from LT Beam software.
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