Numerical Analysis of Cold-formed Steel Purlin-sheeting Systems

  title={Numerical Analysis of Cold-formed Steel Purlin-sheeting Systems},
  author={Luis C. Vieira and M. Malite and Benjamin W. Schafer},
The structural behavior of a cold-formed steel purlin-sheeting system is surprisingly complex. To adequately model the response using computational methods, the numerical analysis must consider material and geometrical nonlinearity, and in addition the influence of contact between the purlin, sheeting, and connection should also be considered. Models proposed in the literature were analyzed and compared with a finite element model that was developed considering the essential nonlinearities… CONTINUE READING