Cold-Formed Light-Gage Steel Construction

by George Winter,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 9, Pg. 151-173

Document Type: Journal Paper


Structural members, panels, and decks cold-formed from sheet or strip steel have gained wide acceptance in building construction. The paper reviews some of the peculiarities of the design of light-gage construction. Methods for such design are given in the pertinent Specification of the American Iron and Steel Institute, based largely on research carried out at Cornell University. Performance of thin-walled steel structures is illustrated by selected examples from this research. Current fabrication methods are briefly mentioned and the second part of the paper contains illustrated examples which describe the present range of useage of cold-formed, light-gage steel construction.

Subject Headings: Cold-formed steel | Steel construction | Steel structures | Cold region construction | Steel decks | Construction methods | Panels (structural) | Construction management

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