Design of Cold-formed Steel Wall Frames Lined with Plasterboard on One Side under Axial Compression

Telue, Yaip & Mahendran, Mahen (2006) Design of Cold-formed Steel Wall Frames Lined with Plasterboard on One Side under Axial Compression. International Journal of Steel Structures, 6(1), pp. 1-12.


Cold-formed steel wall frame systems are commonly made of lipped or unlipped (plain) C-section studs with Gypsum plasterboard lining and are used in the construction of both the load bearing and non-load bearing walls in residential, industrial and commercial buildings. However, the design of these wall frames does not utilise the strengthening effects of the plasterboard lining in carrying axial loads. An experimental study has shown that the strength of the studs in compression was increased significantly when they were lined with plasterboard on one or both sides. In order to fully understand the behaviour of one side lined steel wall frames, a detailed parametric study was undertaken using finite element analyses. A finite element model of one side lined wall frame was developed and validated using experimental results. This paper presents the details of the finite element modelling of one side lined steel wall frames and the results. A design method based on appropriate effective length factors was developed within the provisions of Australian/New Zealand standard for cold-formed steel structures to predict the ultimate loads and failure modes of one side lined steel wall frames.

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ID Code: 7614
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Cold, formed steel wall frames, Finite element modelling, Local buckling, Flexural buckling, Flexural torsional buckling, Plasterboard Lining
ISSN: 1598-2351
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 2006 Korean Society of Steel Construction
Copyright Statement: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see link).
Deposited On: 14 May 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:22

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