Experimental Investigation on the Flexural Behaviour of Cold Formed Corrugated Steel Channel Sections
Sureshbabu S1, SenthilSelvan S2

1Sureshbabu S, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Valliammai Engineering, College, Tamil Nadu, India.

2Dr Senthil Selvan S, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, SRM Institute of science and Technology, Tamil Nadu, India.

Manuscript received on 05 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 14 April 2019 | Manuscript Published on 24 May 2019 | PP: 124-132 | Volume-8 Issue-6S3 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10230486S319/19©BEIESP

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Abstract: This paper describes the experimental investigation on flexural behavior of cold formed steel (CFS) lipped channel corrugated section .Cold-formed steel is getting popular over the years in construction industry. However, due to its thin-walled behaviour, cold-formed steel is prompt to have buckling failure, previous research were done to provide stiffener in order to overcome this problem. In this research paper three different sets of corrugated sections have been taken for testing flexural behaviour namely (i)horizontal corrugated back to back lipped channel sections without gap (ii) horizontal corrugated back to back lipped channel sections with gap and (iii) vertical corrugated lipped channel sections by providing corrugation angle in horizontal and vertical direction. Corrugated section of cold-formed steel behave differently in beam and column compared to straight section. Corrugated section has an advantage of exhibit distinct enhancement in ultimate strength and reduced deflection in flexural behaviour. Both the Experimental and Analytical study were carried out for the chosen specimens respectively. It was noticed from the Analytical results that there was an increase in Ultimate Load carrying capacity for the vertically corrugated section. For the selected corrugated sections, it was observed from the Experimental values that the ultimate load carrying capacity was increased by 9.7% in the vertically corrugated section. This would have been because of the provision of stiffeners at the edge and web of the section.

Keywords: Cold-Formed Steel, Corrugation Angle, Flexural Behavior.
Scope of the Article: Computational Techniques in Civil Engineering