By Siu-Lai Chan, J.G. Teng
Those volumes of court cases include nine invited keynote papers and 126 contributed papers to be offered on the moment foreign convention on Advances in metal constructions hung on 15-17 December 1999 in Hong Kong. The convention is a sequel to the foreign convention on Advances in metal buildings held in Hong Kong in December 1996. The convention will offer a discussion board for dialogue and dissemination by way of researchers and architects of contemporary advances within the research, behaviour, layout and building of metal buildings. The papers to be provided on the convention hide a large spectrum of subject matters and have been contributed from over 15 nations worldwide. They file the present state-of-the paintings and aspect to destiny instructions of structural metal examine.
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However, in the redundant structure with adequate ductility and without instability, different stress paths may support additional load when the local strength is reached at a single location. This effect is classically defined as "plastic redistribution", but it is open to wider interpretation if different load carrying mechanisms can come into operation. Where a structure is very redundant and there are many alternative load paths, large deformations can develop without a loss of its capacity to carry the imposed loads, and it may be difficult to decide how to define "failure".
Further research is required in this area. For the long length interaction tests where the maximum load was reached prior to local instability, the design rules in AS 4100 for compact doubly-symmetric sections are applicable. However, this Recent Developments in Cold-Formed Open Section and Tubular Members 33 does not preclude the case of more slender sections than those tested which may locally buckle before reaching maximum load. Further investigation is required to determine if the AS 4100 compact section interaction rules are appropriate for non-uniform moment.