Evaluation of cold-formed steel connections attached with pneumatically driven pins

Stuart Werner Baur, Wimal Suaris

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Abstract

A comprehensive experimental study was conducted to examine the shear and tensile strength of pneumatically driven pin connections used in cold-formed steel construction. This study included the key parameters that influence the connection strength: steel thickness (16-, 18- and 20-gauge steel), sheathing thickness (1/2" Unipan and 1/2" Dens-Glass Gold). The shear design values given in the AISI design specifications for screw connections are compared with those obtained from a series of lap shear tests and a good agreement is obtained. Initial analysis of the AISI design equation for tensile failure due to pull-over yielded poor results when compared to the withdrawal test values. Upon further analysis it was determined the connection failed in punch shear mode and the results compared well with the ACI punch shear analysis. The new equation developed in this study can be used to predict the strength of pneumatically driven pin connections in cold-formed steel construction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures: Recent Research and Developments in Cold-Formed Steel Design and Construction
EditorsR.A. LaBoube, W.W. Yu
Pages619-633
Number of pages15
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
EventFifteenth International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures: Recent Research and Developments in Cold-Formed Steel Design and Construction - St. louis, MO, United States
Duration: Oct 19 2000Oct 20 2000

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OtherFifteenth International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures: Recent Research and Developments in Cold-Formed Steel Design and Construction
CountryUnited States
CitySt. louis, MO
Period10/19/0010/20/00

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    Baur, S. W., & Suaris, W. (2000). Evaluation of cold-formed steel connections attached with pneumatically driven pins. In R. A. LaBoube, & W. W. Yu (Eds.), International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures: Recent Research and Developments in Cold-Formed Steel Design and Construction (pp. 619-633)