Some secondary effect introduced by corrugated configuration of corrugated web was studied and formulas were proposed. The deduction for these formulas was resolved into two steps. Step I: to solve the behavior of whole corrugated web by considering it as an orthotropic plate; Step II: to solve the secondary effect according to the shape parameters of corrugation based on the result of Step I. Subsequently, a numerical experiment was designed to validate the analytical work with the help of finite element package ANSYS taking material nonlinearity into consideration. The results obtained from numerical and analytical methods show good agreement. It indicates that the formulas proposed in this paper are convenient and efficient. This research deals with this secondary effect for the first time; more studies are needed for the effect on local buckling of corrugated webs.