WP 2 –¬†Full scale DETAILS testing AND PARAMETRIC STUDY

Objectives

WP2 contains the essential R&D-work focusing mainly on experimental and numerical investigations to determine the fatigue resistance of typical cold-formed sections and structural details. Tests and additional numerical investigations will be carried out.

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 in fatigue