Material properties of cold formed stainless steel structural sections

Martin Macdonald, James Rhodes

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This paper describes the results obtained from a series of tensile tests performed on standard type 304 stainless steel tensile test coupons and on cold formed type 304 stainless steel structural members of lipped channel cross-section. The cross-section dimensions are varied to examine the effects that the cold forming process has on the mechanical properties of the section. The stress-strain characteristics obtained from the standard tensile tests, full section tensile tests and from the ASCE design code modelling approach are compared and conclusions are drawn on the basis of the comparisons.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation of Materials
Place of PublicationFaenza, Italy
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Publication series

NameAdvances in science and technology (Faenza, Italy)
PublisherTechna Group


  • stainless steel
  • cold formed
  • lipped channel members
  • tensile tests


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