Behaviour of Cold Formed Light Gauge Steel Angle Columns Subjected To Eccentric Loading
Busanaboyina Jagadish Chakravarti1, Bhamidipati Sai Krishna2

1Busanaboyina Jagadish Chakravarti*, Assistant professor, Department of Civil Engineering, V R Siddhartha Engineering College Vijayawada (AP) India.
2Bhamidipati Sai Krishna, Structural Engineer, Vijayawada (AP) India.
Manuscript received on July 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on August 10, 2019. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2019. | PP: 384-396 | Volume-8 Issue-6, August 2019. | Retrieval Number: E7733068519/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.E7733.088619
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Abstract: Cold formed steel is an exceptional engineering material for residential and commercial applications because of its inherent structural efficiency obtained by hot and cold bending and its wide range of prefabricated geometries. A lot of research has been done to study the structural behaviour of light gauge axially loaded steel angle columns. The study of cold formed light gauge steel angle columns subjected to eccentric load is to be required to know its performance in the place of hot rolled steel columns. The load is varying from shear centre to centre of gravity of angle section. The study of such columns can be done experimentally with varying thickness and b/t ratios by taking fixed-hinged end condition and the same can be validated in the finite element model by using ABAQUS / CAE 6.14 finite element software to find the buckling behaviour of different columns.
Keywords: Cold formed steel, Angle columns, eccentric loading, buckling behaviour, finite element analysis, ABAQUS etc.