Session Start Date

10-17-2002

Abstract

The Direct Strength Method (DSM) has recently been developed by Schafer and Pekoz for the design of cold-formed steel structural members. What is now required is the calibration of the method against existing design methodologies for common structural systems such as roof and wall systems. The paper firstly explains the application of the DSM for the design of simply supported and continuous purlins. Some generalizations, such as how to handle combined bending and shear at the ends of laps, have had to be made to implement the method for continuous purlin systems. The method is then applied to study a range of section sizes in C- and Z-sections and a range of spans for simply supported, continuous and continuous lapped purlins. The results are compared with purlin design capacities to the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4600. This standard is similar to the AISI Specification except that it includes design rules for distortional buckling. Some modifications have had to be made to the strength equations in the DSM to achieve an accurate and reliable comparison. These modifications are included in the paper.

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

Share

 
COinS
 
Oct 17th, 12:00 AM

Direct Strength Method for the Design of Purlins

The Direct Strength Method (DSM) has recently been developed by Schafer and Pekoz for the design of cold-formed steel structural members. What is now required is the calibration of the method against existing design methodologies for common structural systems such as roof and wall systems. The paper firstly explains the application of the DSM for the design of simply supported and continuous purlins. Some generalizations, such as how to handle combined bending and shear at the ends of laps, have had to be made to implement the method for continuous purlin systems. The method is then applied to study a range of section sizes in C- and Z-sections and a range of spans for simply supported, continuous and continuous lapped purlins. The results are compared with purlin design capacities to the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4600. This standard is similar to the AISI Specification except that it includes design rules for distortional buckling. Some modifications have had to be made to the strength equations in the DSM to achieve an accurate and reliable comparison. These modifications are included in the paper.