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dc.contributor.advisorSaliba, Najib G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorChami, Toufic Elen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 63-64).en_US
dc.descriptionSupervised by Dr. Najib Saliba.en_US
dc.description.abstractDue to the vast steel industry growth, conventional heat curving process has become unsupportive to the fabricators. A new fast and cost effective process named cold bending uses loads created by hydraulic jacks to induce the curvature. In this process, the required circular curve of the steel girder will develop from permanent deformation induced when removing the loads. The purpose of this project is to generate results that will reveal more important data about cold bending effects on steel sections. This is accomplished by carrying out an experimental study on weak axis bending on a steel rolled I-section, and a numerical finite element three-dimensional (3D) model that replicates the experiment considering initial imperfections and initial residual stresses. The finite element model is validated by comparing results with measured values from the test. Close correlation is noted between measured and calculated strains and deformations irrespective of the magnitude and distribution of initial imperfections and initial residual stresses. The finite element analysis is then used for modelling the curved beam subjected to static and fatigue loads about its strong axis to identify possible adverse effects of cold bending on the steel section in service. It also helps setting-up the testing configuration of the steel section bent about its strong axis and identifying lateral braces critical locations and magnitudes to resist torsion.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Toufic El Chamien_US
dc.format.extentix, 64 p. :ill., tables ;30 cmen_US
dc.rightsThis object is protected by copyright, and is made available here for research and educational purposes. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce the object beyond the personal and educational use exceptions must be obtained from the copyright holderen_US
dc.titleExperimental investigation of hot rolled steel beams subjected to weak axis four point bendingen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Civil Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.facultyFaculty of Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Balamanden_US
dc.description.degreeMS in Civil Engineeringen_US
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