Session Start Date

11-3-2010

Abstract

Industrial cold-formed steel racks have semi-rigid joints between the columns and beams. Frame analysis of such structures call for special considerations that are studied in this paper. The current design approach uses a linear idealization of the moment-rotation relation relationship based on an empirically decided secant to the nonlinear moment rotation curve. This study presents a refined analytical approach to the analysis such frames using the state-of-art finite elemen t based nonlinear analysis program LARSA 4D. Parametric studies are carri ed out to obtain an accurate design approach for usin g computer programs that treat linear moment-rotation relationships.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Meeting Name

20th International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

11-3-2010

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2010 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Frame Analysis and Design of Industrial Cold-formed Steel Racks

Industrial cold-formed steel racks have semi-rigid joints between the columns and beams. Frame analysis of such structures call for special considerations that are studied in this paper. The current design approach uses a linear idealization of the moment-rotation relation relationship based on an empirically decided secant to the nonlinear moment rotation curve. This study presents a refined analytical approach to the analysis such frames using the state-of-art finite elemen t based nonlinear analysis program LARSA 4D. Parametric studies are carri ed out to obtain an accurate design approach for usin g computer programs that treat linear moment-rotation relationships.