Local Buckling of Beams under Stress Gradient

by Yei L. Tien, (A.M.ASCE), Consulting Engr.; United Engrs. and Contractors, Inc., Philadelphia, Pa.; formerly, Grad. Asst., Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.,
Shien T. Wang, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 8, Pg. 1571-1588

Document Type: Journal Paper


A study of local buckling of wide-flange and box section beams subjected to stress gradients due to transverse loading is presented. The resulting eigen matrices are solved using a search technique. Buckling coefficients for typical cases are presented. Results are compared with those used for customary design procedure.

Subject Headings: Buckling | Beams | Matrix (mathematics) | Box beams | Load factors | Transverse loads | Flanges | Stress analysis

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