Overall-Slenderness Based Direct Design for Strength and Stability of Innovative Hollow Sections
The aim of the project is the development of new, direct design rules regarding strength and stability checks based on the “Overall Interaction Concept”. Addressing both usual steel grades as well as tomorrow’s high strength steels, this project will allow for more economic, innovative, “thin-walled” hollow section members. Simpler and faster design procedures will be developed, and both numerical tools and the latest statistical production data will be made available to structural engineers.
These goals will be tackled by means of extensive numerical, analytical and experimental programs, with the close collaboration of key European hollow section manufactures from different EU countries.
HOLLOSSTAB is an EU funded programme under RFCS, the Research Fund for Coal and Steel