Third International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Construction Engineering - CSCE 2015
Author(s) : ADELINE NG LING YING, HII WEI HUI, MEI CHEE CHIANG
This paper presents the behavior and the modes of failure of cold-formed steel wall plate system subjected to different load position. An experimental investigation was conducted on a full scale wall plate system. Load was applied at the mid span of the wall plate and the system was tested to failure. The behavior of the system was observed and the data collected was used to calibrate a numerical model for parametric study. To study the effect of load position on the system, a concentrate force was applied at different positions on the wall plate. Different failure modes and capacities were observed as the load moved away from the mid span of the wall plate. The system had the highest capacity when load was applied at the support and the lowest ultimate capacity when load was applied at the mid span of the wall plate.