AISI Design Methods for Sheathing Braced Design of Wall Studs in Compression
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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 the ongoing work: a critical review of existing design methods for wall studs in compression. The document concludes with a list of limit states that should potentially be checked for a sheathed wall stud in compression. (Progress on other aspects of the project including the experimental work is ongoing, but not reported in this document.) The goals of this document include: to fully understand the technical basis for existing and past design methods, to resolve the local vs. diaphragm stiffness design debate, to understand what existing methods do well and what they miss with respect to design, and to lay the ground work for the creation of a comprehensive design method for a sheathed wall stud.