Analytical Study on Rotational Restraint of Sheathing
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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 rotational stiffness values. Key assumptions made by the experimental researchers during testing and post processing of experimental data are explored. Effects observed but not measured during testing, including fastener pullout failure and construction flaws, are also examined.