Proceedings and Summary of the 2022 CFSRC Colloquium

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With 125 concurrent attendees from over 10 time zones and 65 papers and talks the second edition of the global online Colloquium held from 17-19 October 2022 kept providing a unique forum for sharing and learning about the latest research and innovations in cold-formed steel structures. The Cold-Formed Steel Research Consortium (CFSRC) hosted the Colloquium which was delivered in five main sessions on Zoom with concurrent conversations, messaging, and a central blog in a dedicated Slack site. Attendees were able to listen and see the latest research, click through on the program to the accompanying paper, and contribute in real time to the ongoing conversations about the work being presented. CFSRC Director Ben Schafer provided a consistent online conversation throughout the Colloquium. The Colloquium was sponsored by: he American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Clark Dietrich, the Metal Building Manufacturers Association(MBMA), RSG Software, Run To Solve Inc., the Steel Deck Institute, Unarco Material Handling, United States Steel Corporation and Verco Decking. The participation of the sponsors not only demonstrated their commitment to innovation in cold-formed steel structures it also enabled a series of awards to be made to the next generation of of cold-formed steel researches through student awards for both best paper and best presentation. Liang Chen, PhD Student, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong won the best paper award in 'Modeling Insights' for his paper “Numerical Implementation of GMNIA for Steel Frame with Nonsymmetric Sections”. Fu-Wei Wu, PhD Student, Department of Structural Engineering, Tongji University won honorable mention for his paper “Seismic Performance Evaluation of Steel-sheathed Cold-formed Steel Trussed Shear Walls”. Duy Khanh Pham, PhD Student, School of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney won the best paper award in 'Experimental Insights' for his paper “The Use of Average Bending Moments in New Explicit DSM for Bending-Shear Interaction in Cold- formed Steel Channels”. Chu Ding, graduate student, Department of Civil & System Engineering, Johns Hopkins University won honorable mention for his paper “Structural Behavior Of Advanced High Strength Steel: Ductility, Connections, Members”. Astrid Winther Fischer, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Civil & System Engineering, Johns Hopkins University won the best paper award in 'Innovation and Creativity' for her paper “Non-linear performance of topology optimized orthotropic bare steel deck diaphragms”. Xia Yan, graduate student, Department of Civil & System Engineering, Johns Hopkins University won honorable mention for his paper “Performance-based fire design applied to the cold-formed steel end walls of a warehouse metal building”. Andrea Rajić, Research Assistant, Structural Engineering Department, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Zagreb won the best presentation award for her work on “Numerical study of cold-formed steel-concrete composite floor system with demountable shear connectors”. The awards committee provided two honorable mention awards for best presentation, including: Victoria Ding, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil & System Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, for her work on “Experimental Tests on Stability of Cylindrical Shells Under Combined Bending and Torsion”; and Ghaith Alshamsi, PhD candidate, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo for his work on “Experimental & Numerical Investigation of an Innovative, High Capacity Cold-Formed Steel Shear Wall”. The 65 papers in the Colloquium program are all publicly accessible through a permanent host from the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University. Each paper represents a unique contribution to our knowledge of the behavior, performance, and design of cold-formed steel structures. Papers addressed all aspects of the performance of cold-formed steel structures. Notable in the collection is a large number of papers addressing fire performance and analysis, and earthquake engineering of cold-formed steel as well as papers addressing the fundamental stability of thin-walled cold-formed steel members, systems and applications. The Colloquium was organized by Dr. Deniz Ayhan (CFSRC Scholar), Dr. Hannah Blum (CFSRC Affiliated Investigator), Dr. Kara Peterman (CFSRC Affiliated Investigator), Dr. Zhanjie Li (CFSRC Affiliated Investigator), Dr. Cheng Yu (CFSRC Investigator) and Dr. Ben Schafer (CFSRC Director). CFSRC brings together researchers and facilities across institutions in North America to form the premiere organization in the world devoted to comprehensive, innovative, and impactful research to advance the design of cold-formed steel structures.
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