Built-up steel sections are widely used in the construction industry due to their wide range of compression resistance. The main objective of the study is to introduce an efficient and economic design methodology for built-up I-sections by using the Continuous Strength Method (CSM) equations. These I-sections are made from two C-sections with bolts spaced at a specific interval. This methodology includes the calculation of individual capacity of C-sections using the CSM base curve and conversion that to bolted I-sections by using I-section properties. The predicted capacities show that the modified application of CSM equations can predict compressive resistance with high accuracy for built-up I-sections. Though the effect of bolt spacing is not considered in this study, the proposed methodology paves the path for deriving CSM equations for built-up sections.
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