Development of a new cold-formed steel building system
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Cold-formed steel building, Innovative lightweight structure, Full scale tests, Finite element analyses, Frameless system|
|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 12:07|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:47|
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