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Behavior of WTEE Beams in Flexure

Volle, Laura Elizabeth (2003) Behavior of WTEE Beams in Flexure. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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The current US steel building specifications (ASD and LRFD) make the fundamental assumption that constituent cross-sectional plate components of WTEEs in flexure do not buckle as individual elements. Rather, any buckling that occurs during bending is more global in nature. However, new research and experiments (Corona and Ellison 1997, 1997a, 1998) are proving that this is an oversimplification, and refute the current assumptions. The main objective of the current study is to investigate the general response and governing limit states exhibited by WTEE beams at their maximum load. Recommendations are subsequently made for changes to the current US steel building design specifications as they pertain to the flexural response of WTEEs.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Volle, Laura
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairEarls, Christopher
Committee MemberLin,
Committee MemberVandenbossche, Julie Mjmv7@pitt.eduJMV7
Date: 8 May 2003
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 23 April 2003
Approval Date: 8 May 2003
Submission Date: 17 April 2003
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Civil and Environmental Engineering
Degree: MSCE - Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Steel; WTEE
Other ID:, etd-04172003-105650
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:37
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:40


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