State-of-Art Review – Buckling Prevented Thin-Walled Member

Kowsalya M.*, Iyappan G. R. **
*-** Department of Civil Engineering, SRM Valliammai Engineering College, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India.
Periodicity:March - May'2021


The use of thin-walled sections in the construction of residential and industrial buildings is very common. Thin-walled section elements are vulnerable to local buckling due to their slender nature. As a result, they will be unable to fulfil their minimum yielding capacity. Due to their high slenderness, mono-symmetric nature, eccentricity of shear centre, and low-torsional rigidity, they suffer from certain buckling modes due to their simple forming techniques and easy connectivity. Hence, it is necessary that these buckling modes are either delayed or eliminated to increase the ultimate capacity of thin-walled members. In multi-storey towers, where the Buckling Restrained Braces (BRBs) are thicker than the thin-walled portions, BRBs are widely used as lateral load resistant systems. The amount of strength required to prevent buckling of thin-walled parts would be less than that required by BRB. As a result, similar techniques cannot be employed due to the infill weight and tube sections involved. Therefore, a mechanism to avoid buckling must be created in order to enhance the efficiency and failure modes of such sections. The review comprises research that has been done to examine the consequences of buckling mode and its behaviour under various loading conditions. Buckling restraining the thin-walled part using Ultra- LightweightConcrete Composite (ULCC) can be used instead of BRBs.


Buckling Modes, Buckling Restrained Braces, Local Buckling Thin-Wall Member, Ultra-Lightweight Concrete Composite (ULCC).

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Kowsalya, M., and Iyappan, G. R. (2021). State-of-Art Review – Buckling Prevented Thin-Walled Member. i-manager's Journal on Civil Engineering, 11(2), 47-57.


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