Design Formulas for Steel Folded Plate Roofs

by Robert Mark Lawson, Ove Arup and Partners, Consulting Engrs., London, England; formerly, Grad. Research Asst., Univ. of Salford, Salford, England,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 10, Pg. 1647-1655

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Formulas are presented for the design of folded plate roofs using profiled steel sheeting and standard fastenings, based on their known performance in shear. As a result of full-scale tests to failure, the folded plate design criteria have been identified and evaluated. Consequently, simple expressions are derived for the roof span limitation, which may be presented in the form of a failure envelope for the four controlling factors of sheet shear, bending, buckling, and overall deflection.

Subject Headings: Folded plates | Roofs | Steel plates | Cold-formed steel | Failure analysis | Fastening | Full-scale tests | Structural failures |

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