Single-symmetric steel elements with stiffened core

The subject of single-symmetric steel elements with stiffened webs concerns a structural type typical of bridge beams or columns of large industrial buildings that require core stiffening to achieve maximum effective section.

These are generally strongly biased slender sections due to the effects of local buckling of the web, the effective section of which can be significantly increased by stiffening plates appropriately placed along the web of the section in areas subject to compression.

Single-symmetric steel elements with stiffened webs