n Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineers - Castellated beams : a state of the art report : technical paper

Volume 35, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-2019



The process of castellating rolled sections has featured in steel construction for over eight decades, but despite this long-term usage and an extensive body of literature little exists in the way of firm design recommendations. This paper outlines the development of castellated beams and reviews the various techniques that have been proposed for their analysis. Recommendations are made regarding those methods that lead to safe but economical design, and the relevant procedures are dealt with. A bibliography is provided of all published work on castellated beams known to the author.

Alhoewel die fabrikasie van kasteelagtige gewalste profiele oor die afgelope agt dekades 'n kenmerk geword het van staalkonstruksie, en ten spyte van langdurige gebruik en uitgebreide literatuur, is min vasgestelde ontwerpaanbevelings beskikbaar. Hierdie verhandeling beskryf die ontwikkeling van kasteelbalke en gee 'n oorsig van die verskillende tegnieke wat vir hul ontleding aanbeveel is. Aanbevelings word gemaak oor metodes wat sal lei tot 'n veilige en ekonomiese ontwerp, en die toepaslike prosedure word beskryf. 'n Bibliografie wat bestaan uit alle literatuur oor kasteelbalke wat aan die skrywer bekend is, word ook ingesluit.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error