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Example: Calculation of effective section properties for a cold-formed lipped channel section in bending
This example deals with the effective properties calculation of a coldformed lipped channel section subjected to bending about its major axis.
For practical design of light gauge sections to EN1993, designers will normally use software or refer to manufacturers data. This example is presented for illustrative purposes

Basic Data The dimensions of the cross-section and the material properties are: h = 200 mm Total height Total width of flange in compression
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b1 = 74 mm b2 = 66 mm

Total width of flange in tension Total width of edge fold Internal radius Nominal thickness Steel core thickness Basic yield strength Modulus of elasticity Poissons ratio Partial factor

c = 20,8 mm
r = 3 mm
t nom = 2 mm

t = 1,96 mm
f yb = 350 N mm 2

EN1993-1-3 3.2.4(3)

E = 210000 N mm2

= 0,3

M0 = 1,00

EN1993-1-3 2(3)

## bp1 = b1 t nom = 74 2 = 72 mm bp2 = b2 t nom = 66 2 = 64 mm

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## cp = c t nom 2 = 20,8 2 2 = 19,8 mm

Checking of geometrical proportions The design method of EN1993-1-3 can be applied if the following conditions EN1993-1-3 are satisfied: 5.2

b t 60 c t 50 h t 500

b1 t = 74 1,96 = 37,75 < 60 OK c t = 20,8 1,96 = 10,61 < 50 OK h t = 200 1,96 = 102,04 < 500 OK

In order to provide sufficient stiffness and to avoid primary buckling of the stiffener itself, the size of stiffener should be within the following range:
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0,2 c b 0,6

## 0,2 < 0,28 < 0,6 OK

0,2 < 0,32 < 0,6 OK
EN1993-1-3 5.1(3)

r t5
r bp 0,10

## r t = 3 1,96 = 1,53 < 5 OK

r bp1 = 3 72 = 0,04 < 0,10 OK r bp 2 = 3 64 = 0,05 < 0,10 OK

## Gross section properties

Abr = t (2cp + bp1 + bp2 + hp ) = 1,96 (2 19,8 + 72 + 64 + 198 ) = 732 mm 2

## Position of the neutral axis with respect to the flange in compression:

z b1

[c (h =
p

2 2 cp 2 ) + bp2 hp + hp 2 + cp 2 t

Abr

= 96,88 mm

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Effective section properties of the flange and lip in compression The general (iterative) procedure is applied to calculate the effective EN1993-1-3 properties of the compressed flange and the lip (plane element with edge 5.5.3.2 stiffener). The calculation should be carried out in three steps: Step 1: Obtain an initial effective cross-section for the stiffener using effective widths EN1993-1-3 of the flange determined by assuming that the compressed flange is doubly 5.5.3.2 (3) supported, the stiffener gives full restraint ( K = ) and that design strength is not reduced ( com,Ed = f yb / M 0 ). Effective width of the compressed flange The stress ratio: = 1 (uniform compression), so
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## the buckling factor is: k = 4 for internal compression element.

= 235 f yb
The relative slenderness:

p,b =

bp1 t 28,4 k

## be1 = be2 = 0,5beff = 0,5 65,8 = 32,9 mm

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Effective width of the edge fold The buckling factor is: if bp, c bp1 0,35 : if 0,35 < bp, c bp1 0,6 :

k = 0,5
k = 0,5 + 0,83 3 (bp, c bp1 0,35)
2

so

k = 0,5
EN1993-1-5 4.4

p,c =

cp t

28,4 k

## 19,8 1,96 = 0,614 28,4 235 350 0,5

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## p,c 0,188 0,614 0,188 = = 1,13 0,614 2 p,c 2

so

but 1

=1
EN1993-1-3 5.5.3.2 (5a)

## The effective width is:

ceff = cp = 1 19,8 = 19,8 mm

## Effective area of the edge stiffener:

As = t be2 + ceff = 1,96 32,9 + 19,8 = 103,3 mm

5.5.3.2 (6)
2

Step 2:

Use the initial effective cross-section of the stiffener to determine the EN1993-1-3 reduction factor, allowing for the effects of the continuous spring restraint. 5.5.3.2 (3) The elastic critical buckling stress for the edge stiffener is EN1993-1-3 5.5.3.2 (7)

cr ,s =
where:

2 K E Is As

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## K is the spring stiffness per unit length: K=

EN1993-1-3 5.5.3.1(5)

1 E t3 2 3 2 4(1 ) b1 hp + b1 + 0,5 b1 b2 hp kf

with:

b1 distance from the web to the centre of the effective area of the stiffener in compression (upper flange)
b1 = bp1 be2t be2 2 32,9 1,96 32,9 2 = 61,73 mm = 72 (be2 + ceff )t (32,9 + 19,8) 1,96

## kf = 0 for bending about the y-y axis

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K = 0,439 N mm
I s is the effective second moment of area of the stiffener:
3 2 ceff ceff 2 be2 t 3 ceff t ceff Is = + + be2 t + ceff t 12 12 2 2(be2 + ceff ) 2(be2 + ceff ) 2 2

I s = 3663 mm 4

so, the elastic critical buckling stress for the edge stiffener is

cr,s =

## 2 0,439 210000 3663 = 355,78 N mm 2 103,3

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Thickness reduction factor d for the edge stiffener The relative slenderness:

d =

## f yb cr,s = 350 355,78 = 0,992

The reduction factor will be: if d 0,65 if 0,65 < d < 1,38 if d 1,38

d = 1,0
d = 1,47 0,723 d d = 0,66 d
so

## 0,65 < d = 0,992 < 1,38

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## d = 1,47 0,723 0,992 = 0,753

EN1993-1-3 5.5.3.2 (3)

Step 3:

As the reduction factor for buckling of the stiffener is d < 1, iterate to refine the value of the reduction factor for buckling of the stiffener. Figure 5.10e The iterations are carried out based on modified values of obtained using:

p, red = p d

## EN1993-1-3 5.5.3.2 (10)

The iteration stops when the reduction factor converges. Initial values (iteration 1): Final values (iteration n):

d = 0,753
be2 = 32,9 mm ceff = 19,8 mm

d = d, n = 0,737
be2 = be2, n = 35,9 mm ceff = ceff, n = 19,8 mm

Final values of effective properties for flange and lip in compression are:

d = 0,737

be2 = 35,9 mm

ceff = 19,8 mm

## and be1 = 32,9 mm

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## Effective section properties of the web

The position of the neutral axis with regard to the flange in compression:

hc =

2 2

hc = 101,6 mm

hc hp hc

## 101,6 198 = 0,949 101,6

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k = 22,58

p, h =

hp t
28,4 k

## p, h 0,055(3 + ) 0,914 0,055 (3 0,949) = = 0,959 0,9142 p, h 2

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## heff = hc = 0,959 101,6 = 97,5 mm

Near the flange in compression:

## he1 = 0,4heff = 0,4 97,5 = 39 mm

Near the neutral axis:

## he2 = 0,6heff = 0,6 97,5 = 58,5 mm

The effective width of the web is: Near the flange in compression:
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h1 = he1 = 39 mm
Near the flange in tension:
h2 = hp (hc he2 ) = 198 (101,6 58,5) = 154,9 mm

## Effective cross-section area:

Aeff = t[cp + bp 2 + h1 + h2 + be1 + (be 2 + ceff ) d ]

## Aeff = 1,96 [19,8 + 64 + 39 + 154,9 + 32,9 + (35,9 + 19,8) 0,737]

Aeff = 689,2 mm 2

## Position of the neutral axis with regard to the flange in compression:

zc = t cp (hp cp 2 ) + bp2 hp + h2 (hp h2 2 ) + h1 2 + ceff d 2
2 2

Aeff

zc = 102,3 mm

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Checked by

p

## z t = hp z c = 198 102,3 = 95,7 mm

o , a d n i s y c

## Second moment of area:

3 3 3 cp t be1t 3 be2 ( d t )3 ceff 3 ( d t ) h1 t h2 t bp2t I eff,y = + + + + + + + 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 2 + cp t ( z t cp 2) 2 + bp 2tz t + h2t ( z t h2 2) 2 + h1t ( zc h1 2) 2 + 3

o i M a l

## + be1t zc + be2 ( d t ) zc + ceff ( d t )( zc ceff 2) 2

2 2
n r

I eff, y = 4140000 mm 4
o e

Effective section modulus: - with regard to the flange in compression Weff,y,c = I eff,y zc = 4140000 = 40460 mm3 102,3
t d a

- with regard to the flange in tension Weff,y,t = I eff, y zt = 4140000 = 43260 mm3 95,7

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