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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Fastener Spacing Study of Cold-Formed Steel Wall Studs Using Finite Strip and Finite Element Methods
This study aims to compare the finite element and finite strip methods as they are used to perform buckling analyses of cold-formed steel wall studs. Load-bearing cold-formed steel studs are becoming more common as a ...
Steel Deck Diaphragm Test Database V1.0
From the 1950’s to the present, a substantial number of large-scale tests have been conducted on steel deck diaphragms or concrete on metal deck diaphragms. The data, papers and reports for these tests are located in ...
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 ...
In-plane shear stiffness of bare steel deck through shell finite element models
The objective of this report is to explore the in-plane elastic shear stiffness of bare steel deck diaphragms through high fidelity shell finite element modeling. Profiled steel panels, i.e, metal deck, often serve as a ...
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 ...
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.