Experimental capacity assessment of cold-formed boxed stud and C stud wall systems used in Australian residential construction

Pham, Maria M. and Mills, Julie E. and Zhuge, Yan (2006) Experimental capacity assessment of cold-formed boxed stud and C stud wall systems used in Australian residential construction. Journal of Structural Engineering, 132 (4). pp. 631-635. ISSN 0733-9445


The performance of cold-formed steel Boxed stud and C section wall systems under axial compression, bending, and combined axial and bending loads has recently been investigated at the University of South Australia. This Technical Note summarizes the experimental procedures and capacity assessment of single-plasterboard-sheathed panels in comparison with unsheathed steel frames tested under axial compressive load. The paper also presents the structural behaviors of panels with plasterboard sheathing under the influence of bending only and combined axial and bending loads. The analysis of the test results led to numerous interesting conclusions about the behavior of single-plasterboard-sheathed panels within brick veneer wall systems.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 May 2010 09:23
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2013 04:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: cold-formed steel; studs; walls; construction; buildings residential; house construction; drywall; structural frames; structural steel; buckling (Mechanics); roof trusses; South Australia; new single-family housing construction (except operative builders); framing contractors; finish carpentry contractors; drywall and insulation contractors
Fields of Research : 12 Built Environment and Design > 1204 Engineering Design > 120403 Engineering Design Methods
12 Built Environment and Design > 1202 Building > 120202 Building Science and Techniques
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(2006)132:4(631)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7741

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