A comparative study on Light Gauge Member and Castellated Beam


  • vanathi v PSG College of technology
  • Venkatraman
  • B. Gokul Balaji


Abstract: This research paper examines the comparative study on strength characteristics of a Cold rolled steel with castellated beam under the lateral distortional and torsional buckling modes.  For studying a beam element, a STADD model is built. In the examination of cold-formed steel sections, material nonlinearity and geometric imperfection were taken into account. Variations in length and cross-section of a finite element model were investigated. For cold-formed steel sections and castellated beams, the load-deflection curve is plotted and examined. To investigate the strength and behavior of castellated steel beams, finite element modeling was used to modify the cross-section. The study shows that the web distortional buckling has been greatly influenced by the failure load in a castellated steel beams. The failure load of the beam is influenced by the steel strength; the higher the steel strength, the higher the failure load. The high-strength castellated steel beam fails due to local flange buckling, whereas the regular castellated steel beam fails due to lateral-torsional buckling in the web.


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v, vanathi, Venkatraman, & B. Gokul Balaji. (2022). A comparative study on Light Gauge Member and Castellated Beam. International Journal of Sustainable Construction Engineering and Technology, 13(1), 232–242. Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/IJSCET/article/view/10859