Joint and column behaviour of slotted cold-formed steel studs

Michael Joachim Andreassen, Jeppe Jönsson

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Abstract

Slotted cold-formed steel studs are used in load bearing external plasterboard
walls. The cold-formed steel studs in these walls are supported by and joined to track profiles at the bottom and top level. In this paper the load bearing studs are tested in compression in order to observe the behaviour of the studs and the track joints. The experiments include a joint design with a special web stiffener used in practice. The studs are made of C-profiles and the tracks of U-profiles. Eight different test series are performed. The test series each
have different column lengths, thicknesses, and are both with and without web stiffeners to see the influence of these on the joint behaviour and load bearing capacity of the slotted coldformed steel studs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Nordic Steel Construction Conference 2015
Number of pages10
Publication date2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventNordic Steel Construction Conference 2015 - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 23 Sep 201525 Sep 2015
Conference number: 13

Conference

ConferenceNordic Steel Construction Conference 2015
Number13
CountryFinland
CityTampere
Period23/09/201525/09/2015

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