Virtual testing of cold-formed structural members

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    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
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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


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