Comparitive Study on Cold Formed Light Gauge Steel Angle Sections and Channel Sections of Compression Members
The comparative study on cold formed light gauge steel angle sections and channel sections of compression members using the finite element software by using ABAQUS CAE version 6.14 was used to model the angle & channel specimens. The present study focuses mainly on the investigation of inelastic behavior of a fixed end and the other end is pin-terminated cold-formed lightgauge steel angles and channel sections of compression members using the technique Modern.
For finite element analysis general purpose ABAQUS CAE Version 6.14 software has been used three different nominal section sizes are tested. The cold formed light gauge steel angle sections and channel sections of specimens should be studied for the same b/t ratio such as 25, 25 and 25. The length is varied and the thickness (2 mm) remains constant for angled sections and channel specimens. These specimens are analyzed for different lengths such as 400 mm, 500 mm, and 600 mm. For the same relation b/t that increases the length, the load capacity of the section decreases due to the slenderness effect. The length of a compression member increases then it reduces the load carrying capacity of a member.
Deepla N, Venkat