Continuing Education

A Stability Journey - Diaphragms, Cold-formed Steel and the SSRC

The presentation will cover steel and steel-composite diaphragm behavior, strength and design. Highlights of past projects, as well as an ongoing research project focused on diaphragm behavior and behavior of lateral frames as influenced by the diaphragms, will be presented. Additionally, highlights from cold-formed steel projects (strut purlins, component and full truss testing and analysis, steel deck web-crippling testing and analysis) with which the author has been involved will be reviewed. Finally, the "stability" of the Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC) during the time the author has been involved in the leadership will be reviewed.

  • Date: 4/2/2019 - 4/5/2019
  • PDH Credits: 0


W. Samuel Easterling; Virgina Tech; Blacksburg, VA

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