Session Start Date

10-17-1996

Abstract

The paper describes a series of tests on Z-section purlins lapped over three spans and subject to wind uplift loading. The purlins were not attached to the rafters by cleats. Sheeting was screw-fastened to the purlins and a range of bridging (bracing) members was used to prevent lateral deflection and twisting. The results of the tests are compared with earlier tests with the same configurations but including cleats at the supports.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Meeting Name

13th International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

10-17-1996

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1996 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Comparison of Tests of Purlins with and Without Cleats

The paper describes a series of tests on Z-section purlins lapped over three spans and subject to wind uplift loading. The purlins were not attached to the rafters by cleats. Sheeting was screw-fastened to the purlins and a range of bridging (bracing) members was used to prevent lateral deflection and twisting. The results of the tests are compared with earlier tests with the same configurations but including cleats at the supports.