Masters Theses


"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.

Committee Member(s)

Yu, Wei-wen, 1924-
Hansen, Peter G., 1927-2010


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering


American Iron and Steel Institute
Metal Lath/Steel Framing Association


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 1992


viii, 42 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 41).


© 1992 Kimberly D. Hodges-Batson, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Restricted Access

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Subject Headings

Steel, Structural -- Testing
Steel -- Cold-working

Thesis Number

T 6336

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