Design Flowchart for Cold-Formed Steel
From The American Iron and Steel InstituteThe American Iron and Steel Institute has published a Design Flowchart for using the 2007 edition of the North American Specification and the 2008 edition of the AISI Cold-Formed Steel Design Manual. The document is available to download free of charge from www.steel.org.
This design tool provides an overview of the North American Specification and the AISI Cold-Formed Steel Design Manual, outlines the overall consideration of cold-formed steel design, and draws correlations between the specification design provisions and the corresponding design tables, charts and examples provided in the design manual. It consists of 22 pages.
Jay Larson, P.E., F. ASCE, managing director, construction technical for AISI, said: “The AISI Cold-Formed Steel Design Manual provides useful supplemental materials to AISI S100, the North American Specification. This new design flowchart will help users find examples in the design manual that illustrate the design provisions in the North American Specification. It will also help them use the tables and charts that implement the corresponding design provisions. An added benefit is that the flowchart outlines the steps that a design engineer needs to consider when designing with cold-formed steel members.”