Session Start Date

8-24-2012

Session End Date

8-25-2012

Abstract

This paper presents an approximate solution for the critical elastic buckling stress of cold-formed steel C- and Z-section members including cross-section connectivity. The elastic buckling solution is developed to support the extension of the Direct Strength Method to the shear ultimate limit state, where the cross sectional critical elastic shear buckling stress (load) is employed to predict shear capacity. The shear buckling stress and buckled half-wavelength are calculated with a classical energy solution for a thin plate with edges rotationally restrained. Rotational stiffness expressions in the AISI S100-07 specification, originally derived for distortional buckling of C- and Z-sections, are used with the energy solution to calculate the rotational restraint provided to the web flange juncture by the flanges. The approach is validated with thin shell finite element eigen-buckling analysis.

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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Critical Elastic Shear Buckling Stress Hand Solution for C- and Z-sections Including Cross-section Connectivity

This paper presents an approximate solution for the critical elastic buckling stress of cold-formed steel C- and Z-section members including cross-section connectivity. The elastic buckling solution is developed to support the extension of the Direct Strength Method to the shear ultimate limit state, where the cross sectional critical elastic shear buckling stress (load) is employed to predict shear capacity. The shear buckling stress and buckled half-wavelength are calculated with a classical energy solution for a thin plate with edges rotationally restrained. Rotational stiffness expressions in the AISI S100-07 specification, originally derived for distortional buckling of C- and Z-sections, are used with the energy solution to calculate the rotational restraint provided to the web flange juncture by the flanges. The approach is validated with thin shell finite element eigen-buckling analysis.