Continuing Education

Distortion of Curved Members [L18]

The cross-sectional distortion of curved members can occur both during the forming process and when the member is subjected to service loads. In this session, Ken Pecho will describe the mechanics of the forming process and its effect on the final properties of curved members. Bo Dowswell will then discuss the effect of distortion on the member design strength under service loads, including the effect of distortion caused by the forming process. This session will focus on practical methods for reducing distortion and calculating its effect on the member strength, with design examples showing applications of the equations from AISC Design Guide 33.

Intended Audience: Engineers
Track:Design Analysis

  • Date: 4/3/2019 - 4/5/2019
  • PDH Credits: 0


Ken Pecho ; Bo Dowswell

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