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Behavior and Design of Sheathed Cold-Formed Steel Stud Walls under Compression
Cold-formed steel may be used to frame the walls, floors, and roofs of modern buildings. The individual cold-formed steel members (studs) have sheathing attached to provide appropriate architectural enclosures. This sheathing ...
Inelastic Bending Capacity in Cold-Formed Steel Members
The enclosed research report has been prepared for the AISI as supporting material for proposed additions to the AISI Specification (AISI-S100-07) with respect to inelastic bending of cold- formed steel flexural members. ...
Direct Strength Design of Cold-Formed Steel Members with Perforations
Cold-formed steel (CFS) structural members are commonly manufactured with holes to accommodate plumbing, electrical, and heating conduits in the walls and ceilings of buildings. Current design methods available to engineers ...
Analytical Study on Rotational Restraint of Sheathing
Building upon a previous set of experiments performed to determine connection rotational restraint provided by sheathing in cold-formed steel floor joists, this study investigates the reliability of reported connection ...
AISI Design Methods for Sheathing Braced Design of Wall Studs in Compression
This is an informal progress report document summarizing recent work on the development of a design method for sheathing braced design of wall studs with dissimilar sheathing. This document focuses on only one aspect of ...
Distortional Buckling of Cold-Formed Steel Members in Bending
Laterally braced cold-formed steel beams generally fail due to local and/or distortional buckling in combination with yielding. For many cold-formed steel (CFS) studs, joists, purlins, or girts, distortional buckling may ...
Experiments on Rotational Restraint of Sheathing
A series of cantilever tests on joist-sheathing assemblies were conducted to determine the rotational restraint that sheathing provides to the compression flange of a floor joist in bending. This rotational restraint, which ...
Test Verification of the Effect of Stress Gradient on Webs of Cees and Zee Sections
This report details the work performed under a research grant funded by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) entitled “Test Verification of the Effect of ...
Distortional Buckling of Cold-Formed Steel Columns
Research on the distortional buckling of cold-formed steel columns, primarily C and Z shapes is summarized in this document.
Experiments on the Stability of Sheathed Cold-Formed Steel Studs Under Axial Load and Bending
This report provides test and analysis results for a typical cold-formed steel (CFS) stud as employed in light steel framing for a building. Specifically, tests are conducted on a 362S162-68 (50 ksi) stud connected to ...