Session Start Date

10-17-2002

Abstract

The North American Specification has recently adopted a new web crippling approach for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members (NAS, 2001). This approach is similar to what is currently in the Canadian S136 Standard (CSA, 1994). The current web crippling and bending interaction equations for single-web sections in the North American Specification (NAS 2001) are based on the previous web crippling methods that are contained in the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Specification (AISI, 1996). As well, the moment component of the interaction equations was based on the previous reduced web strength method instead of the stress gradient approach that is now contained in the North American Specification (NAS, 2001). Using the available data found in the literature, regression analyses were carried out using the new web crippling equations and the stress gradient method to substantiate the current web crippling and bending interaction equations in the North American Specification (NAS, 2001). Based on the results of this investigation, new web crippling and bending interaction equations have been developed.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Meeting Name

16th International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

10-17-2002

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2002 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Bending and Web Crippling Interaction of Cold-formed Steel Members

The North American Specification has recently adopted a new web crippling approach for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members (NAS, 2001). This approach is similar to what is currently in the Canadian S136 Standard (CSA, 1994). The current web crippling and bending interaction equations for single-web sections in the North American Specification (NAS 2001) are based on the previous web crippling methods that are contained in the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Specification (AISI, 1996). As well, the moment component of the interaction equations was based on the previous reduced web strength method instead of the stress gradient approach that is now contained in the North American Specification (NAS, 2001). Using the available data found in the literature, regression analyses were carried out using the new web crippling equations and the stress gradient method to substantiate the current web crippling and bending interaction equations in the North American Specification (NAS, 2001). Based on the results of this investigation, new web crippling and bending interaction equations have been developed.