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Experimental techniques to study the ultimate load behavior of beams curved in plan
Author(s): V. Thevendran; N. E. Shanmugam; J. Y. Richard Liew
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Paper Abstract

This paper is concerned with the experimental study of the ultimate load behavior of steel I-beams curved in plan. Studies were carried out on two sets of I-beams (one set comprised rolled sections while the other set built-up sections). Each beam was subjected to a concentrated load applied at an intermediate point where the beam was laterally restrained. The experimental techniques used in the investigation of the behavior of such beams with special emphasis on instrumentation are described and the results are presented and compared with the results obtained by finite element analysis.

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Date Published: 20 March 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2921, International Conference on Experimental Mechanics: Advances and Applications, (20 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.269845
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V. Thevendran, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
N. E. Shanmugam, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
J. Y. Richard Liew, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2921:
International Conference on Experimental Mechanics: Advances and Applications
Fook Siong Chau; C. T. Lim, Editor(s)

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