Theoretical and measured torsional behaviour of rectangular hollow sections.

Ridley-Ellis, Daniel, Owen, J S and Davies, G (2002) Theoretical and measured torsional behaviour of rectangular hollow sections. In: 12th Intl Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE), Kyushu, 2002, 26th-31st May 2002, Kitakyushu, Japan.

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Theories for torsion of Rectangular Hollow Sections (RHS) are compared and thick wall theory is shown to be a better representation of behaviour. The results of torsion tests on hot-finished steel RHS are discussed and compared to the predictions of theory and finite element analysis. Although experimental measurements agree with predictions in the elastic range, measurements of torsional capacity are significantly lower than those calculated. Furthermore, there is evidence of similar behaviour in the results of torsion testing of RHS by Marshall, who developed modern simplified thick wall theory. A number of potential causes for this behaviour are examined.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Print ISSN: 1098-6189
ISBN: 1-880653-58-3
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thick wall theory; Rectangular hollow sections; Behaviour in torsion; Comparison; Theoretical behaviour; Measured behaviour; Structural engineering;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 624 Civil engineering
600 Technology > 600 Technology > 601 Philosophy & theory
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Item ID: 1961
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2008 14:42
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2010 09:19

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