Shear design of corrugated steel webs

Jongwon Yi, J. Moon, B. H. Choi, H. E. Lee

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Corrugated steel webs are only able to resist shear force because of the accordion effect. The shear force in the web can cause three different buckling modes: local, global, and interactive shear buckling. While several researchers have been investigated the shear buckling behavior of corrugated webs, the shear buckling behavior of the corrugated webs has not yet been clearly explained. This paper presents shear buckling design of trapezoidally corrugated steel webs. Considering the profiles of existing bridges with corrugated steel webs, global and interactive shear buckling coefficient, and shear buckling parameter are derived. Then, shear design criterion for corrugated steel webs are suggested. The proposed design criterion is compared with the test results and those of previous researchers for verification purpose. From the result of comparative study, it is found that the proposed shear strengths provide good predictions for the shear strength of the corrugated steel webs.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event11th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, EASEC-11 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2008 Nov 192008 Nov 21


Other11th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, EASEC-11
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China


  • Corrugated steel webs
  • Design criterion
  • Shear buckling
  • Stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction


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