Lateral Bracing Forces of Steel I Beams

by C. Massey,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 6, Pg. 89-114

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Theoretical analysis for force in brace applied to mid-span at any height with respect to centroidal axis of steel I beam that is subject to uniform bending moment to full plasticity; theory assumes initial crookedness and initial twist, both of sine form, and it is shown that experimental results obtained from tests on model steel I beams tend to confirm predicted behavior.

Subject Headings: Steel beams | I beams | Bracing | Cold-formed steel | Model tests | Plastic analysis | Bending (structural) | Moment (mechanics) |

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