Engineering Transactions, 29, 1, pp. 5-26, 1981

Simplified Crushing Analysis of Thin-Walled Columns and Beams

W. Ambramowicz
Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Warszawa
Poland

An approximate method is developed for calculating the strength and energy absorption of thin-walled beams and columns with, rectangular, square, closed-hat and “u” shape cross sections. Three basic deformation mechanisms are distinguished and the mean crushing force and bending resistance- is determined. The present solution is compared with existing experimental data. In all cases good agreement is obtained.

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