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

Alternative Title

Research report RP01-8

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to determine the axial load capacity of Z-purlins with one flange attached to a standing seam roof system. The axial load capacity was determined by developing a relationship between the flexural uplift buckling strength and the axial buckling strength in the Z-purlin. This relationship was investigated using finite element models and by conducting a parametric study. At the conclusion of the parametric study, confirmatory tests were conducted to verify the finite element results. Lastly, a relationship has been provided that relates the axial buckling strength in the Z-purlin to the flexural uplift buckling strength.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Center/Laboratory(s)

AISI - Specifications for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members
Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Sponsor(s)

American Iron and Steel Institute
Metal Building Manufacturers Association

Publisher

American Iron and Steel Institute

Publication Date

5-1-2001

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2001 American Iron and Steel Institute, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Report - Technical

File Type

text

Language

English

Technical Report Number

Report no. 980531JMF


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