Title page for ETD etd-08222009-040502

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author N'emedi, Zsolt V
URN etd-08222009-040502
Title Development of performance sections for cold-formed steel residential construction
Degree Master of Science
Department Civil Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Murray, Thomas M. Committee Chair
Easterling, W. Samuel Committee Member
Garst, Don A. Committee Member
  • Structural steel
Date of Defense 1993-09-05
Availability restricted
The wider use of cold-formed steel framing is hindered by the lack of generic sections. This study puts forth an effort to develop a performance section designation

code without specifying the geometry of the sections. A PC-based program to analyze C-section was developed and used to produce typical Performance Section Tables for both wall studs and joists.

For curtain walls the Uniform Lateral Load Capacity Tables and for bearing walls the Axial Load with Specified Lateral Load Tables, the Strong Axis Axial Load Capacity Charts, and the Weak Axis and Torsional Axial Load Capacity Charts were developed. The typical design aids for roof/f1oor joists include the Uniform Load Capacity Tables for single and two continuous spans, the Moment-Shear Interaction Capacity Charts, and the Web Crippling Capacity Tables. Design examples are provided to illustrate the usage of the above tables and charts.

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