"An experimental and analytical study of the structural behavior of cold-formed steel C-sections with web openings has been the focus of this research. C-shaped members with web openings are used in building construction as wall studs and floor joists. Industry standard C-sections were tested to determine the effect web openings have on the flexural strength of the member.
The current design criteria for cold-formed steel, provided by the 1986 AISI Specification with the 1989 Addendum does not specifically address flexural members with web openings. Therefore, the primary emphasis of this investigation was to determine if the current design criteria provided an adequate prediction of the bending moment capacity of members with web openings.
The test results indicated that the structural behavior of the members tested differed for the various geometries. A discussion of the results is included, as well as design recommendations for the test specimens which demonstrated a reduction in strength because of the web openings"--Abstract, page iii.
LaBoube, Roger A.
Yu, Wei-wen, 1924-
Hansen, Peter G., 1927-2010
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
American Iron and Steel Institute
Metal Lath/Steel Framing Association
University of Missouri--Rolla
viii, 42 pages
© 1992 Kimberly D. Hodges-Batson, All rights reserved.
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Steel, Structural -- Testing
Steel -- Cold-working
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Hodges-Batson, Kimberly D., "Flexural behavior of webs with openings" (1992). Masters Theses. 1064.
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