Tapered Steel Beams Loaded within Tip

by Gwynne Davies, Sr. Lect.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Nottingham Univ., Nottingham, England,
Satya Narayan Mandal, Research Asst.; Dept. Civ. Engrg., Nottingham Univ., Nottingham, England,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 3, Pg. 589-599

Document Type: Journal Paper


The paper examines and verifies experimentally the collapse mode of failure of tapered beams loaded within the tip. Web tension field developed in the post-buckling range is observed and its inclination is shown to compare well with the theory. Experimental collapse loads are also shown to be in good agreement with those predicted, when the reduced plastic moment capacity of flanges are considered.

Subject Headings: Steel beams | Structural failures | Failure loads | Load bearing capacity | Load factors | Failure modes | Material failures | Verification

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