Virtual testing of cold-formed structural members

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Abstract

This paper introduces new modelling and evaluation algorithms for automated
virtual testing of cold-formed structural members. These algorithms are integrated in Abaqus CAE plugin and verified against real tests of stainless steel hollow sections. Our tool is capable of creating finite element models including complex material behaviour, residual stresses and strains, enhanced material properties and geometrical imperfections. Also, it automatically evaluates the load carrying capacity of such models and creates test reports. The algorithms presented here can successfully assist engineers and researchers during the numerical analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-217
Number of pages12
JournalRakenteiden Mekaniikka
Volume44
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Structural members
Testing
Computer aided engineering
Load limits
Numerical analysis
Residual stresses
Materials properties
Stainless steel
Engineers
Defects

Keywords

  • virtual testing
  • Abaqus
  • cold-formed steel
  • thin-walled structures
  • stainless

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