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dc.contributor.advisorSalim, Hani A., 1966-eng
dc.contributor.authorMcWilliams, Trevor Ryaneng
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2012 Theseseng
dc.date.issued2012eng
dc.date.submitted2012 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on May 31, 2013).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Hani Salimeng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionM.S. University of Missouri-Columbia 2012.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Civil engineering.eng
dc.description"May 2012"eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Cold-formed steel studs exhibit favorable properties of strength and ductility that could provide the toughness needed to resist blast loading. Fully anchored steel studs can be prohibitively expensive, and thus it is important to evaluate the response of cold-formed steel studs that are anchored to floor slabs using conventional methods. To promote the widespread use of conventionally constructed cold-formed steel stud walls for blast design, it is necessary to develop a comprehensive methodology that accounts for the many parameters that affect the response of the wall. The objective of this thesis is to lay the foundations for a theory-based design methodology for conventional steel stud walls. Twenty-seven static tests have been conducted utilizing full-scale samples and deflection-controlled load application. An analytical model for predicting the static resistance of these walls under uniform loading was developed and verified through the testing. The largest improvement in performance was made by using additional stud-to-track screws, which increased toughness by up to ten times by utilizing four screws on each side of the connection. Improvements in overall wall performance developed in this thesis will necessitate future investigation into the track-to-floor anchorage.eng
dc.format.extentix, 128 pageseng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/35440
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsAccess to files is limited to the University of Missouri--Columbia.eng
dc.subjectcold-formed steeleng
dc.subjectblast loadingeng
dc.subjectstatic resistanceeng
dc.subjecttrack-to-floor anchorageeng
dc.titleEvaluation of conventional steel stud walls for blast designeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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