oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The interaction between openings in the webs of steel beams

Volume 30, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The interaction between adjacent rectangular openings in the webs of steel i-beams is investigated. The perforated section is considered in terms of its equivalent line structure, and from an analysis of elastic deformations a design curve is developed for determining the critical width of the web post between openings.

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