Background: In this paper, the influence of the Ramberg-Osgood exponent on the ultimate behaviour of the H-shaped (or I-shaped) aluminium beams subjected to non-uniform bending moment is investigated. Methods: In particular, the results of a wide parametric analysis recently carried out by the authors are herein exploited to point out the influence of the material properties. The flange slenderness, the flange-to-web slenderness ratio, and the non-dimensional shear length, accounting for the moment gradient, are the main non-dimensional parameters governing the ultimate resistance and the rotation capacity of H-shaped aluminium beams. Results: The influence of these parameters was investigated considering four different materials covering both low yielding-high hardening alloys and high yielding-low hardening alloys, which are characterised by significant differences in the values of the Ramberg-Osgood exponent of the stress-strain constitutive law of the material. Conclusion: Finally, empirical formulations for predicting the non-dimensional ultimate flexural strength and the plastic rotation capacity of H-section aluminium beams under moment gradient have been provided as a function of the Ramberg-Osgood exponent and all the above non-dimensional parameters.

The Influence of the Material Properties on the Ultimate Behaviour of Aluminium H-shaped Beams

Montuori R.;Nastri E.;Piluso V.;Pisapia A.
2021

Abstract

Background: In this paper, the influence of the Ramberg-Osgood exponent on the ultimate behaviour of the H-shaped (or I-shaped) aluminium beams subjected to non-uniform bending moment is investigated. Methods: In particular, the results of a wide parametric analysis recently carried out by the authors are herein exploited to point out the influence of the material properties. The flange slenderness, the flange-to-web slenderness ratio, and the non-dimensional shear length, accounting for the moment gradient, are the main non-dimensional parameters governing the ultimate resistance and the rotation capacity of H-shaped aluminium beams. Results: The influence of these parameters was investigated considering four different materials covering both low yielding-high hardening alloys and high yielding-low hardening alloys, which are characterised by significant differences in the values of the Ramberg-Osgood exponent of the stress-strain constitutive law of the material. Conclusion: Finally, empirical formulations for predicting the non-dimensional ultimate flexural strength and the plastic rotation capacity of H-section aluminium beams under moment gradient have been provided as a function of the Ramberg-Osgood exponent and all the above non-dimensional parameters.
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