Date of Award
Master of Engineering (Research)
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering
Mr. John J. Murphy
The subject of buckling of steel members is introduced and the critical nature of local buckling in slender members is highlighted.
The main thrust of work this semester is an investigation into the following buckling modes:
Lateral torsional buckling;
This investigation has three main components:
1. Review of theory, books and appropriate published work;
2. Investigation into the relevant parts of Eurocode 3;
3. Finite element analysis using the LUSAS FE program to illustrate the various buckling modes.
Finally, the areas to be covered in the Realisation Stage of the project in semester 3, including goals and potential complications are laid out
Clifford, Matt, "Optimisation of Cold-Formed Steel Purlin Cross-Sections" (2012). Theses [online].
Available at: https://sword.cit.ie/allthe/256