Vibration characteristics and acceptability of cold-formed steel joists

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Abstract

Metal building manufacturers have developed proprietary steel joists (e.g., truss purlins) made of cold-form steel for use as roof systems in long-bay buildings. The question has been raised: Is it reasonable to use such members to support concrete floor systems where vibration due to human activity prevails? This study investigated analytically a number of steel framed floor systems with cold-formed steel trusses with the dual objectives: (1) To gain a better understanding on the vibration characteristics of cold-form steel joists; (2) To examine if the floor joist system meets the current vibration acceptability criteria as specified in AISC Design Guide 11. The ultimate goal of this study was to provide guidelines to the industry and professionals on the proper use of cold-form steel joists in vibratory environment and their serviceability requirements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages253-267
Number of pages15
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event18th International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures: Recent Research and Developments in Cold-Formed Steel Design and Construction - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Oct 26 2006Oct 27 2006

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Other18th International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures: Recent Research and Developments in Cold-Formed Steel Design and Construction
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period10/26/0610/27/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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