Session Start Date

10-17-2002

Abstract

An investigation on the ultimate and service load capacity of cold-formed steel lipped C-section studs for the wall system is presented. An experimental research has been carried out to study the structural behavior of stud assembly subjected to lateral loads. Each test specimen consisted of three or four lipped C-section studs and two C-section tracks which restrain both ends of wall studs from rotation. The effects of main parameters, such as perforation on the web, space of bridge channel and special clip to fix the bridge channel and to sustain the distance between lips, were studied in the experimental work. The effect of gypsum board and ply wood attached to tension flanges was also investigated. The test strength capacity was compared with the nominal flexural strength and lateral buckling strength based on the AISI Specifications (1996).

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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A Study on the Flexural Strength Capacity of Wall Stud Assembly

An investigation on the ultimate and service load capacity of cold-formed steel lipped C-section studs for the wall system is presented. An experimental research has been carried out to study the structural behavior of stud assembly subjected to lateral loads. Each test specimen consisted of three or four lipped C-section studs and two C-section tracks which restrain both ends of wall studs from rotation. The effects of main parameters, such as perforation on the web, space of bridge channel and special clip to fix the bridge channel and to sustain the distance between lips, were studied in the experimental work. The effect of gypsum board and ply wood attached to tension flanges was also investigated. The test strength capacity was compared with the nominal flexural strength and lateral buckling strength based on the AISI Specifications (1996).