Session Start Date

10-17-1996

Abstract

In both Australia and the U.S.A., the design procedure for purlins under wind uplift loading is based on the use of reduction factors (R-factors), which allow for the flexural-torsional or nonlinear twisting behaviour of purlins with screw-fastened sheeting. To date, all R-factors have been determined by testing. However, in the future it may be more efficient to obtain R-factors from numerical models to minimise testing. This paper shows how a numerical model of the twisting behaviour of channel and Z-section purlins can be used to generate R-factors. Comparisons between experimentally determined and numerically based R-factors are made.

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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Determination of Purlin R-factors Using a Non-linear Analysis

In both Australia and the U.S.A., the design procedure for purlins under wind uplift loading is based on the use of reduction factors (R-factors), which allow for the flexural-torsional or nonlinear twisting behaviour of purlins with screw-fastened sheeting. To date, all R-factors have been determined by testing. However, in the future it may be more efficient to obtain R-factors from numerical models to minimise testing. This paper shows how a numerical model of the twisting behaviour of channel and Z-section purlins can be used to generate R-factors. Comparisons between experimentally determined and numerically based R-factors are made.