Axially loaded stainless steel compression members
Jaramillo, Fulvio E.
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In recent years, the engineering community has focused attention on selecting durable and low maintenance materials. As a result of recent advances in steel fabrication technologies, stainless steel has risen as a valuable alternative to regular carbon steel for heavy structural elements in addition to the traditional light gage structural elements of common use. The objective of this investigation is to summarize the existing literature concerning on the behavior of cold formed and hot rolled, annealed stainless steel members undergoing axial compression forces. Research related to the subject will be summarized as well as available design practice codes, from where applicable expressions will be investigated and used to perform practical examples.