TN-G101-08: Design Aids & Examples for Distortional Buckling

TN-G101-08: Design Aids & Examples for Distortional Buckling

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This Technical Note was originally published as TN-G100-08. The objective of this Tech Note is to provide design examples and design aids to specific cold-formed steel framing systems that address the new distortional buckling limit states added to AISI-S100 in the 2007 edition. In addition, a method is provided for including rotational restraint, provided by sheathing to members, in the design calculations for distortional buckling. This method has been proposed for the next edition of AISI -S210 (floors and roofs) and AISI-S211 (walls studs) standards and partially mitigates the reduced capacity in the distortional buckling limit state.