Session Start Date

11-10-2016

Session End Date

11-10-2016

Abstract

With the reorganization of the AISI S100 Standard, the Direct Strength Method (DSM) takes a position of equal footing with the Equivalent Width Method (EWM) for calculating the strength of cold-formed steel cross sections. The majority of previous DSM studies focused on C and Z profiles, while little study of panel sections, especially steel deck sections, has been performed. A study was undertaken to determine and compare the behavior and usable strength of existing floor and roof deck sections with both DSM and EWM. The Cornell University – Finite Strip Method (CUFSM) software was used for the elastic buckling analysis, taking into account the wide, continuous nature of installed deck sections. Flexural capacity was analyzed for positive and negative flexure to account for gravity loading as well as uplift of the steel deck sections. Graphical representations of the relationships for DSM strength to the EWM strength ratio vs. material width to thickness ratio were developed and are illustrative as to the trends seen. DSM predicts lower flexural strength versus EWM for sections with relatively wide and thin compression flanges (larger b/t ratios).

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Meeting Name

International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2016

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

11-10-2016

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2016 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Application of the Direct Strength Method to Steel Deck

With the reorganization of the AISI S100 Standard, the Direct Strength Method (DSM) takes a position of equal footing with the Equivalent Width Method (EWM) for calculating the strength of cold-formed steel cross sections. The majority of previous DSM studies focused on C and Z profiles, while little study of panel sections, especially steel deck sections, has been performed. A study was undertaken to determine and compare the behavior and usable strength of existing floor and roof deck sections with both DSM and EWM. The Cornell University – Finite Strip Method (CUFSM) software was used for the elastic buckling analysis, taking into account the wide, continuous nature of installed deck sections. Flexural capacity was analyzed for positive and negative flexure to account for gravity loading as well as uplift of the steel deck sections. Graphical representations of the relationships for DSM strength to the EWM strength ratio vs. material width to thickness ratio were developed and are illustrative as to the trends seen. DSM predicts lower flexural strength versus EWM for sections with relatively wide and thin compression flanges (larger b/t ratios).