INTRODUCTION The results of the first phase of an experimental investigation are presented in this report. The objective of this investigation is to study the applicability of a theoretical approach developed at Cornell and implemented in a computer program developed by T. Pekoz for Diaphragm Braced Channel and Z-Section Purlins. In this phase of the experimental program three "full-scale" assemblies were tested under simulated wind-uplift loading. In addition, several supplementary tests were carried out to determine various physical parameters utilized in the analytical solution. The reported results are restricted to those tests that have direct bearing on correlating the test results with computer analysis. Several additional preliminary and supplementary tests were conducted in order to establish the procedures used or to verify the results obtained.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures
Metal Building Manufacturers Association
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Report - Technical
Peköz, Teoman, "Continuous purlin tests" (1975). Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures Library. Paper 178.