Session Start Date

8-24-2012

Session End Date

8-25-2012

Abstract

The influence of the aspect ratio on the lateral response of cold formed steel walls is analyzed by three design methodologies. In particular the prediction provided by the AISI Lateral Design, that is at the moment the main document for the design of CFS buildings under horizontal loads, is compared with the results obtained by applying the principles of mechanics and with those provided by non-linear finite element models. This paper presents and discusses in terms of strength and stiffness the validity of the different design methodologies in case of non-conventional wall aspect ratios comparing the numerical results with available experimental data.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Meeting Name

21st International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

8-24-2012

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2012 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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The Influence of the Aspect Ratio on the Lateral Response of the Sheathed Cold Formed Steel Walls

The influence of the aspect ratio on the lateral response of cold formed steel walls is analyzed by three design methodologies. In particular the prediction provided by the AISI Lateral Design, that is at the moment the main document for the design of CFS buildings under horizontal loads, is compared with the results obtained by applying the principles of mechanics and with those provided by non-linear finite element models. This paper presents and discusses in terms of strength and stiffness the validity of the different design methodologies in case of non-conventional wall aspect ratios comparing the numerical results with available experimental data.