Location

Saint Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

10-20-1992

Abstract

During the last fifteen years the author has been working in the development of new products in cold formed steel, mainly in building applications. Cold formed steel makes possible practically an infinite variety of shapes, one for each need and function. This possibility is a continuous challenge for designers in finding, among many alternatives, the optimal solution for each problem. The author describes briefly a set of six proposals, which are either an already tested and proven product, or just its phase of design. As in any human doing, the author is conscious that these proposals may be accomplished and deserve further investigations and improvements. However, the intention of this Paper is to show possibilities of cold formed steel applications and how far cold formed steel may invade fields where other construction materials have done the job until now. The author believes hat cold formed steel can also do it, and probably better.

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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Recent Developments in Cold Formed Steel

Saint Louis, Missouri

During the last fifteen years the author has been working in the development of new products in cold formed steel, mainly in building applications. Cold formed steel makes possible practically an infinite variety of shapes, one for each need and function. This possibility is a continuous challenge for designers in finding, among many alternatives, the optimal solution for each problem. The author describes briefly a set of six proposals, which are either an already tested and proven product, or just its phase of design. As in any human doing, the author is conscious that these proposals may be accomplished and deserve further investigations and improvements. However, the intention of this Paper is to show possibilities of cold formed steel applications and how far cold formed steel may invade fields where other construction materials have done the job until now. The author believes hat cold formed steel can also do it, and probably better.