Portland State University. Department of Applied Science
Wendelin H. Mueller
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Science
1 online resource (120 p.)
Trusses -- Testing, Buckling (Mechanics), Steel, Structural -- Testing
An experimental testing program was conducted to determine the compression member performance in post-buckling region. These results are compared with an analytical computer program developed by Portland State University under Bonneville Power Administration Contract 79-80BP 24005. The paper presents the sensitivity of the performance of single angle compression members to various parameters such as length to radius of gyration ratio, eccentricity, end conditions and yield stress. The effect of local buckling on long member performance is also documented.
Purasinghe, Rupasiri, "Experimental determination of post-buckling performance of steel angles" (1981). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3165.