Alternative Title

Civil Engineering Study 99-1

Abstract

PREFACE Fatigue in a structural steel member or connection is the process of initiation and subsequent growth of a crack under the action of a cyclic or repetitive load. The fatigue process commonly occurs at a stress level less than the static failure condition. Although fatigue design guidelines have existed for hot-rolled steel structural members and connection, there have been no generally accepted design guidelines in the AISI Specification for addressing fatigue in a cold-formed steel member or connection. Therefore, the intent of the research reported herein was to develop general design rules for design of cold-formed steel members and connections subject to fatigue loading. The fatigue design recommendations developed and reported herein are based on a review of available test data. No additional experimental studies were performed to support the suggested design recommendations. This study was made possible by the funding provided by the American Iron and Steel Institute. The AISI General Provisions Subcommittee (J. M. Fisher, Chairman) provided technical guidance for the study.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Center/Laboratory(s)

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Sponsor(s)

American Iron and Steel Institute

Appears In

Cold-Formed Steel Series

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly the University of Missouri--Rolla)

Publication Date

7-1-1999

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly the University of Missouri--Rolla)

Comments

Final Report

Document Type

Report - Technical

File Type

text

Language

English


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