Development of a new cold-formed steel building system

Darcy, Greg & Mahendran, Mahen (2008) Development of a new cold-formed steel building system. Advances in Structural Engineering, 11(6), pp. 661-677.

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A new cold-formed steel building system was developed recently that has no conventional frames, purlins or girts. As it uses a new structural system, the load paths and the structural behaviour are unknown. Therefore a series of non-destructive and destructive full scale tests of a 5.4 m x 5.4 m x 2.3 m steel building was conducted under simulated wind uplift and racking loads. The test results showed that in its present state, this new building system needs modification for its intended purpose. The structural behaviour of the test building was also investigated using finite element analyses. Based on these full sale tests and finite element analyses, suitable structural improvements were proposed to the new building system. This paper presents the essential details of the full scale tests and finite element analyses of this innovative cold-formed steel building system and the important results of this research including the details of an improved building system.

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ID Code: 17015
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Cold-formed steel building, Innovative lightweight structure, Full scale tests, Finite element analyses, Frameless system
ISSN: 1369-4332
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MATERIALS ENGINEERING (091200)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Multi Science
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
Deposited On: 18 Dec 2008 02:07
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:47

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