Session Start Date

11-7-2018

Session End Date

11-8-2018

Abstract

The design of cold-formed steel trusses can be a very complicated and long repetitive process involving up to 28 load combinations added to serviceability checks depending on the design standards being used. This process is particularly tedious if a near optimal solution is required. Additionally, the risk of introducing human errors is usually quite high as it is a process often done by hand. FRAMECAD Structure is a niche software solution born from the desire to provide a complete solution for constructing with cold-formed steel by a company selling roll-forming machines. FRAMECAD Structure specialises on automating the calculations and design of cold-formed steel framed panels, trusses and joists with minimal user input. However, computational-oriented software applications are often not optimised for performance, hence the inefficiency in obtaining a design solution, i.e. the proposed solution is either not optimal or takes a considerable time to compute. To provide guidelines on the design of cold-formed trusses, this research uses FRAMECAD Structure to study which design parameters are critical and what impact they have on optimising the design outcome.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Meeting Name

Wei-Wen Yu International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2018

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

11-7-2018

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2018 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Critical Design Criteria for Standard, Truncated, and Parallel Chords Cold-Formed Steel Trusses

The design of cold-formed steel trusses can be a very complicated and long repetitive process involving up to 28 load combinations added to serviceability checks depending on the design standards being used. This process is particularly tedious if a near optimal solution is required. Additionally, the risk of introducing human errors is usually quite high as it is a process often done by hand. FRAMECAD Structure is a niche software solution born from the desire to provide a complete solution for constructing with cold-formed steel by a company selling roll-forming machines. FRAMECAD Structure specialises on automating the calculations and design of cold-formed steel framed panels, trusses and joists with minimal user input. However, computational-oriented software applications are often not optimised for performance, hence the inefficiency in obtaining a design solution, i.e. the proposed solution is either not optimal or takes a considerable time to compute. To provide guidelines on the design of cold-formed trusses, this research uses FRAMECAD Structure to study which design parameters are critical and what impact they have on optimising the design outcome.