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Master of Science
AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF TARUN KUMAR DONGA, for the Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Presented on August 29th 2017, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. TITLE: EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE INCREASE ON BUCKLING OF AXIALLY RESTRAINED BEAM-COLUMNS WITH DOUBLE CURVATURE MAJOR PROFESSOR: Dr. Aslam Kassimali, Ph.D. The main objective of this research was to study the buckling and post-buckling response of axially restrained beam-columns under thermal loading. Also the effects of slenderness ratios on pre-buckling and post-buckling behavior which is neglected in (AISC 2010 specification) for Structural Steel Buildings, was examined. The results of this study indicate that: a) The deflection and end moment amplification factors are significantly smaller for the restrained beam-columns under temperature increase than the corresponding unrestrained beam-columns under mechanical axial loads. - b) The deflection amplification and moment amplification factors tend to increase with increasing ratio of end moments. c) Thermal amplification factors, even in the pre buckling range, were found to be smaller than the AISC (2010) specification values, the difference was more significant for longer beam columns as compared to shorter ones.
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