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Summary: Although cold-formed steel framing shares some limit states with hot-rolled steel, cold-formed steel framing and specifically C-Shaped studs exhibit unique behaviors when subjected to various loading conditions. This Tech Note gives an overview of those unique behaviors that need to be considered when designing C-Shaped cold-formed steel members.
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