Behaviour of Cold-formed Steel Wall Frames Lined with Plasterboard
Gypsum plasterboard is a common lining material for steel wall frame systems used in combination with cold-formed steel studs (C or lipped C-sections). However, the design of these wall frames does not utilise the full strengthening effects of plasterboard in carrying axial loads. Therefore an experimental study was conducted to investigate the local and overall buckling behaviour of the studs in these frames using a total of 40 full-scale wall frame tests and stub column tests. The tests included unlined, both sides lined and one-side lined wall frames and studs. Test results were compared with predictions from the Australian standard AS 4600-1996 and the American specification AISI-1996. This paper presents the details of the experimental study, the results, and comparisons with design code predictions.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Buckling of studs, Plasterboard lining, Cold, formed steel wall frames, Full scale tests|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2001 Elsevier|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||14 May 2007|
|Last Modified:||02 Feb 2012 19:44|
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