The lateral–torsional buckling resistance of beams depends on the support conditions. In floor structures for buildings coped beams are often used. A numerical model was developed to investigate the influence of copes on the lateral buckling resistance. This model is described in a companion paper [Maljaars J, Stark JWB, Steenbergen HMGM, Abspoel R. Development and validation of a numerical model for buckling of coped beams. Journal of Constructional Steel Research 2005;61(11):1576–93]. In this paper results of a parameter study carried out with the numerical model are presented. Based on these results recommendations for design rules are given. The study is restricted to (coped) beams with end plates.
Maljaars, J., Stark, J. W. B., Steenbergen, H. M. G. M., & Abspoel, R. (2005). Lateral-torsional buckling resistance of coped beams. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 61(11), 1559-1575. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2005.04.005