Session Start Date

10-17-1996

Abstract

The current use of cold-formed steel owes its success to efforts which started 50 years ago. In 1946 AISI published the first specification for the design of cold-formed (then known as light gage) steel structural members. The specification was the end product of a doctoral thesis by Dr. George Winter which was initiated in 1939. Since 1946 AISI has continually updated and modernized the AISI Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members. The 1956 manual was the first design specification to have a companion commentary. In 1991 AISI published the LRFD version of the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members. Today AISI is currently developing a single specification which combines the ASD and LRFD design methodologies.

Author

Richard Haws

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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Steel - the Clear Cut Alternative

The current use of cold-formed steel owes its success to efforts which started 50 years ago. In 1946 AISI published the first specification for the design of cold-formed (then known as light gage) steel structural members. The specification was the end product of a doctoral thesis by Dr. George Winter which was initiated in 1939. Since 1946 AISI has continually updated and modernized the AISI Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members. The 1956 manual was the first design specification to have a companion commentary. In 1991 AISI published the LRFD version of the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members. Today AISI is currently developing a single specification which combines the ASD and LRFD design methodologies.