Session Start Date

11-7-2018

Session End Date

11-8-2018

Abstract

A method is presented for calculating the required brace stiffness and strength to limit torsional buckling deformation in cold-formed steel wall stud columns. The bracing (bridging) design method utilizes recent insight from classical stability solutions that define twist of singly and doubly-symmetric columns with an initial twist imperfection as a function of column compressive load. A wall stud design example is provided.

Author

C. D. Moen

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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Bracing Design for Torsional Bucking of Cold-Formed Steel Wall Stud Columns

A method is presented for calculating the required brace stiffness and strength to limit torsional buckling deformation in cold-formed steel wall stud columns. The bracing (bridging) design method utilizes recent insight from classical stability solutions that define twist of singly and doubly-symmetric columns with an initial twist imperfection as a function of column compressive load. A wall stud design example is provided.