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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Direct Strength Prediction of Cold-Formed Steel Beam-Columns
The Direct Strength Method (DSM) of cold-formed steel member design employs local, distortional, and global cross-section elastic buckling analysis with empirically derived “direct” expressions to predict member strength. ...
Moment-Rotation Characterization of Cold-Formed Steel Beams
The objective of this study is to provide a prediction method for characterizing the complete moment-rotation (M-!) response of cold-formed steel (CFS) members in bending. The work is an ancillary effort related to the ...
Test Report on Cold-Formed Steel Shear Walls
The objective of report is to detail recent cyclic tests on cold-formed steel (CFS) framed shear walls sheathed with Oriented Strand Board (OSB). The tests details are motivated from shear walls designed for a two-story ...
Hysteretic shear response of fasteners connecting sheathing to cold-formed steel studs
The series of experiments reported here aims to characterize the hysteretic behavior of the connection between cold-formed steel (CFS) studs and sheathing when subject to in- plane lateral demands. This connection provides ...