In order to reduce the weight and the material cost in the steel structures, a study on the slender sectional design has been continuously carried out. Steel beams with corrugated web have been widely used in the steel structures. The welding part between the corrugated web and the flange, however, is not straight, which makes the production costs increased. In order to compensate for this drawback, steel beam with an intaglio and embossed web (IEB) was invented by Innovation & Smart Heavy Industry Co., Ltd., South Korea. Plain plate is pressed to keep the upper and lower boundary of the web straight. This makes it possible to weld the flange and the embossed web by the automatic welding machine. In this study, four types of specimens were tested for comparison with plain H-shaped steel beam. Experimental results showed that the maximum load of the IEB specimens is about 1.3 times larger than that of the H-shaped steel beams. This is because the tension field action of embossed web significantly increased the post-buckling strength.
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