Session Start Date

8-24-2012

Session End Date

8-25-2012

Abstract

Presented in this paper is a cold formed steel load distribution system developed by iSPAN Systems LP that enables the installation of floor joists without the need to align them with the supporting wall studs. The floor joists are supported by a shear connection attached to a cold formed steel perimeter distribution member. In addition to the load distribution aspect, the system results in a simplified lateral design approach. An experimental verification study was carried out to establish the load distribution capability of the system, resulting in a simplified procedure to determine the connection requirements and load transfer characteristics to the wall studs.

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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Load Distribution in Floor to Wall Connections

Presented in this paper is a cold formed steel load distribution system developed by iSPAN Systems LP that enables the installation of floor joists without the need to align them with the supporting wall studs. The floor joists are supported by a shear connection attached to a cold formed steel perimeter distribution member. In addition to the load distribution aspect, the system results in a simplified lateral design approach. An experimental verification study was carried out to establish the load distribution capability of the system, resulting in a simplified procedure to determine the connection requirements and load transfer characteristics to the wall studs.