WP 2 – Full scale DETAILS testing AND PARAMETRIC STUDY
WP2 contains the essential part of the research work focused on the assessment of the fatigue resistance of typical cold-formed sections and structural details though experimental and numerical investigations.
Objective 2.1 : to determine the fatigue strength of cold formed steel sections and details by full scale experimental investigations
Objective 2.2 : to generate a database, containing the most relevant information about the test procedure and results
Objective 2.3 : to calibrate the numerical models (both FEM and crack propagation ones) on full scale fatigue test data.
Objective 2.4 : to perform a numerical parametric study of cold-formed steel sections and details subject to fatigue