Masters Theses


"Cold-formed steel provides an alternative to traditional hot-rolled steel for the design of members subjected to relatively light loads. The primary disadvantage of cold-formed steel member design is the tedium associated with iterative calculations. This thesis deals with the computerization of the analysis and design procedures for cold-formed steel members.

A computer program performing the design and analysis of cold-formed steel beams, columns and beam-columns is presented. The program is based on the 1986 edition of the "Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members" issued by the American Iron and Steel Institute. The theoretical basis for analysis is briefly discussed and the provisions of the Specification used in the computer program are examined. The review of literature summarizes the current developments in the computerization of hot-rolled and cold-formed steel member design.

A comparison of different methods used to compute some of the full section properties of cold-formed steel shapes is included in this thesis. It was found that for most of the cases investigated, commonly used approximations have minimal effects on the capacities of cold-formed steel beams and columns"--Abstract, page iii.


Yu, Wei-wen, 1924-

Committee Member(s)

Best, John, 1925-2015
Hornsey, Edward


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 1989


xvi, 167 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 156-157).


© 1989 Mary Therese Zuehlke, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Restricted Access

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Subject Headings

Steel -- Cold working
Steel -- Computer-aided design
Steel, Structural -- Specifications

Thesis Number

T 5917

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