Session Start Date

11-6-2014

Session End Date

11-6-2014

Abstract

Cold-formed steel wood-sheathed floor diaphragm system behavior is analyzed from a system reliability perspective. Floor systems consisting of oriented strand board (OSB), cold-formed steel (CFS) joists, tracks and screw fasteners are modeled using shell and spring elements in ABAQUS. (Dassault-Systems ())The models consider typical seismic demand loads, with careful treatment of light steel framing diaphragm boundary conditions and OSB sheathing kinematics, i.e., two sheets pulling apart or bearing against each other at an ultimate limit state, consistent with existing experimental results. The finite element results are used to build surrogate mathematical idealizations (series, parallel-brittle and parallel-ductile) for the critical system components. System reliability and reliability sensitivity, defined as the derivative of system reliability with respect to component reliability, are studied for these idealizations. These results represent mathematical upper and lower bounds to real system behavior, and are being used in ongoing research to codify beneficial diaphragm system effects.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Meeting Name

22nd International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

11-6-2014

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2014 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Comments

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 1301001 (Virginia Tech), 1301033 (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) and 1300484 (Johns Hopkins University).

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Towards Quantifying Beneficial System Effects in Cold-Formed Steel Wood-Sheathed Floor Diaphragms

Cold-formed steel wood-sheathed floor diaphragm system behavior is analyzed from a system reliability perspective. Floor systems consisting of oriented strand board (OSB), cold-formed steel (CFS) joists, tracks and screw fasteners are modeled using shell and spring elements in ABAQUS. (Dassault-Systems ())The models consider typical seismic demand loads, with careful treatment of light steel framing diaphragm boundary conditions and OSB sheathing kinematics, i.e., two sheets pulling apart or bearing against each other at an ultimate limit state, consistent with existing experimental results. The finite element results are used to build surrogate mathematical idealizations (series, parallel-brittle and parallel-ductile) for the critical system components. System reliability and reliability sensitivity, defined as the derivative of system reliability with respect to component reliability, are studied for these idealizations. These results represent mathematical upper and lower bounds to real system behavior, and are being used in ongoing research to codify beneficial diaphragm system effects.