Sheeting interaction failure, from yield-line to two-trip model

H. Hofmeyer, M.C.M. Bakker

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This paper presents 20 years of research on failure of sheeting subjected to combined concentrated load and bending moment, performed at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. The aim of this research is to develop accurate, insight providing design rules using simple mechanical models, based on observed failure modes. The paper summarizes the performed experiments, finite-element simulations, and analytical models. It is concluded that mechanical models may be feasible only for sheeting without stiffeners in web and flanges. For sheeting with stiffeners, the models become so complex that it is not likely that they will lead to simple design rules.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)839-847
Number of pages9
JournalThin-Walled Structures
Issue number7-9
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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