New project on CFS studs with less than perfect bearing kicks off

The American Iron and Steel Institute has recently selected CFSRC Affiliated Investigators Dr. Kara Peterman (UMass-Amherst) and Dr. Zhanjie Li (SUNY-IT) to lead a new project to investigate the impact of less than perfect bearing conditions for steel studs. Conditions to be considered include studs bearing on track and then on typical concrete, as well as studs with overhangs from the edge of a concrete slab. The team will be performing experimental testing in addition to investigating numerical models to explore these conditions and provide guidance for designers.

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