Session Start Date

8-24-2012

Session End Date

8-25-2012

Abstract

This paper summarizes results from an experimental program designed to evaluate the tension-compression cyclic axial response of cold-formed steel C-section structural framing members. A new cyclic loading protocol for cold formed steel members is presented that defines the target axial displacement based on elastic buckling parameters. The protocol is used to explore the cyclic response of members experiencing local buckling, distortional buckling, and global buckling deformation. In the experiments, post-bucking energy dissipation was observed along with tension stretching and softening. The quantity of dissipated energy per cycle increased as cross-section and global slenderness decreased. Specimens experiencing local and distortional buckling dissipated more energy per half-wavelength than those experiencing global buckling.

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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Compression-tension Hysteretic Response of Cold-formed Steel C-stection Framing Members

This paper summarizes results from an experimental program designed to evaluate the tension-compression cyclic axial response of cold-formed steel C-section structural framing members. A new cyclic loading protocol for cold formed steel members is presented that defines the target axial displacement based on elastic buckling parameters. The protocol is used to explore the cyclic response of members experiencing local buckling, distortional buckling, and global buckling deformation. In the experiments, post-bucking energy dissipation was observed along with tension stretching and softening. The quantity of dissipated energy per cycle increased as cross-section and global slenderness decreased. Specimens experiencing local and distortional buckling dissipated more energy per half-wavelength than those experiencing global buckling.