Axial Compression Buckling of Castellated Columns at Elevated Temperatures
|Published in:||International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, March 2017, n. 3, v. 17|
In this paper, the axial compression buckling problem of castellated columns about the major axis when exposed to a fire is investigated. An analytical formula for calculating the critical buckling load of castellated columns is derived, which considers not only the shear deformation effect of web openings but also the non-uniform cross-section temperature distribution due to non-symmetric fire exposure. The results show that for the same average temperature, the critical buckling load of a castellated column with non-uniform temperature distribution is smaller than that of a castellated column with uniform temperature distribution. The web shear effect caused due to web openings can significantly reduce the critical buckling load of the castellated column, particularly for the columns with shorter lengths or wider flanges. However, the change of the shear effect on the critical load with different temperature distributions is very small and can be generally ignored.
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