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Influence of Fire on the Shear Capacity of Steel-Sheathed Cold-Formed Steel Framed Shear Walls

Published

Author(s)

Matthew S. Hoehler, Blanca Andres Valiente

Abstract

This paper discusses experimental investigations of the influence of real fires on the lateral load-carrying capacity of steel-sheathed cold-formed steel framed shear walls. The completed Phase 1 tests showed an unexpected and important example of structure-fire interaction and highlight the relevance of the gypsum for both the thermal and mechanical behaviour of these systems. A second phase of the study currently underway is outlined, with focus given to the test program, specimen design and fire load development.
Proceedings Title
SiF18 - The 10th International Conference on Structures in Fire
Conference Dates
June 6-8, 2018
Conference Location
Belfast

Keywords

cold-formed steel, fire, lateral force-resisting systems, shear wall, Sure-Board

Citation

Hoehler, M. and Andres, B. (2018), Influence of Fire on the Shear Capacity of Steel-Sheathed Cold-Formed Steel Framed Shear Walls, SiF18 - The 10th International Conference on Structures in Fire, Belfast, -1, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=925555 (Accessed August 17, 2022)
Created June 6, 2018, Updated June 12, 2018