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Behaviour and design of stainless steel slender cross-sections subjected to combined loading
journal contributionposted on 2016-07-01, 00:00 authored by Mohammad Anwar-Us-Saadat, Mahmud AshrafMahmud Ashraf, S Ahmed
The Continuous Strength Method (CSM) is a recently developed strain based design technique that produces accurate predictions for cross-section resistances for stocky sections against individual and combined actions. This paper numerically investigates the behaviour slender stainless steel cross-sections subjected to combined loading i.e. compression plus bending. Generated numerical results and available test results were used to develop CSM formulations to tackle the conservatism shown by the current international codes in predicting resistances of slender sections. Keeping the basic design philosophy in line with the current CSM design technique, interaction equations are re-calibrated herein for slender stainless steel hollow sections.