Location

Saint Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

10-20-1992

Abstract

The elastic stability of a cubic space frame composed of cold-formed steel members is studied for various bending and warping rigidities. A finite element technique is used to perform a parametric study of the elastic stability response of the flexibly connected frame. The results are compared with previously published observations for hot-rolled steel sections. The criterion used for deciding the significance of warping for hot-rolled sections is not found to be applicable to cold-formed sections.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Meeting Name

11th International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

10-20-1992

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1992 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Flexibly Connected Thin-walled Space Frame Stability

Saint Louis, Missouri

The elastic stability of a cubic space frame composed of cold-formed steel members is studied for various bending and warping rigidities. A finite element technique is used to perform a parametric study of the elastic stability response of the flexibly connected frame. The results are compared with previously published observations for hot-rolled steel sections. The criterion used for deciding the significance of warping for hot-rolled sections is not found to be applicable to cold-formed sections.