Structural Performance of Cold-Formed Steel (CFS) Structures

Keerthan Poologanathan, Gatheeshgar Perampalam, Shanmuganathan Gunalan, Marco Corradi

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Cold-formed steel (CFS) has emerged as a prominent choice for structural components and sections in the construction industry. The manufacturing process of CFS involves shaping sheet steel into C-sections and other forms through pressing and roll-forming operations, eliminating the need for heat. Its remarkable growth in usage can be attributed to its ability to meet the demands of structural engineering while offering cost-effective and efficient design solutions with material savings [1]. In the contemporary construction market, CFS framing dominates both load-bearing and non-load-bearing partition walls due to its lightweight nature, exceptional strength, non-combustible properties, and ease of installation. Moreover, advancements in construction technologies, such as panelized systems, have extended the application of CFS to structural purposes in mid-rise and multi-housing buildings [2]. Consequently, CFS members have found widespread utilization in civil and structural engineering projects, including bridges and towers.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1689
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2023


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