Experimental Investigations on Spot Welded Built-Up Cold-Formed Steel Beams
Within the WELLFORMED research project, ongoing at the CEMSIG Research Center of the Politehnica University of Timisoara, a new technological solution was proposed for built-up beams made of corrugated steel sheets for the web and thin-walled cold-formed steel profiles for the flanges, connected by spot welding. The research project integrates an extensive experimental program on such beams, using full scale specimens, to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed solutions and to assess their performance, followed by numerical simulations to characterize and optimize the connecting details. The present paper presents the results of a large experimental program, on small specimens subjected to shear, consisting of two or three layers of steel sheet connected by spot welding.
Nicușor Alin Sîrbu and Aurel Valentin Bîrdeanu
V. Ungureanu et al., "Experimental Investigations on Spot Welded Built-Up Cold-Formed Steel Beams", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1146, pp. 142-151, 2018