Progressive Collapse of Cold-Formed Steel Framed Structures
This study investigated the possibility of progressive collapse of a cold-formed steel framed structure. Five different analysis cases were considered, exterior wall column removal specified in General Services Administration (GSA) guidelines and Department of Defense (DoD) guidelines, corner wall column removal specified in GSA and DoD guidelines, and analysis by Successive Removal. The results showed that the removal of corner wall columns appeared to cause progressive collapse of a portion of the second and third floor of the end bay directly associated with the column removal, and not the entire building.
S. Bae et al., "Progressive Collapse of Cold-Formed Steel Framed Structures," Thin-Walled Structures, Elsevier, Jul 2008.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2008.01.041
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Keywords and Phrases
Cold-Formed Steel; Collapse; Joists; Progressive Failure; Studs
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