AISI-Specifications for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members

Alternative Title

Research Report RP15-2

Abstract

The report presents a comprehensive research project aimed at developing design methods for three limit states of cold-formed steel clip angles: shear, compression, and pull-over of the screw connections. For each limit state, a test program was conducted to investigate the behavior, strength, and deflection of the clip angles. The test results were compared with existing design methods for members similar to, but not exactly the same as, cold-formed steel clip angles. It was found that none of the existing methods worked well for the tested clip angles, therefore new design methods were developed for each of the three limit states studied in the project. LRFD and LSD resistance factors and ASD safety factors were provided to apply to the proposed design equations for nominal strength.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Publisher

American Iron and Steel Institute

Publication Date

4-1-2015

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2015-2016 American Iron and Steel Institute, All rights reserved.

Comments

Updated March 2016

Document Type

Report - Technical

File Type

text

Language

English

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