A Proposed Method to Evaluate Ultimate Resistance of Plate Girders Subjected to Shear and Patch Loading (RESEARCH NOTE)


1 Civil Eng., Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

2 , Ferdowsi Univ. of Mashhad


Experimental investigation of the ultimate resistance of slender, steel-plate girder web panels to combined shear-and-patch loading indicates significant interaction between shear loading and patch loading. However, an existing interaction formula is based on experimental results. Herein, an improved design procedure for slender plate girders subjected to combined shear and patch loading is proposed. A modified formula to evaluate shear resistance of plate girders in presence of patch loading is proposed that shows satisfactory correlation with the available test data and is acceptable for practical purposes.