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Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(3), 239;

Damage Analysis and Evaluation of Light Steel Structures Exposed to Wind Hazards

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School of Civil Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China
Beijing’s Key Laboratory of Structural Wind Engineering and Urban Wind Environment, Beijing 100044, China
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Academic Editor: Zhong Tao
Received: 7 December 2016 / Accepted: 20 February 2017 / Published: 2 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Applications of Thin-Walled Structures)
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Compared to hot-rolled steel structures, cold-formed steel structures are susceptible to extreme winds because of the light weight of the building and its components. Many modern cold-formed steel structures have sustained significant structural damage ranging from loss of cladding to complete collapse in recent cyclones. This article first provides some real damage cases for light steel structures induced by the high winds. After that, the paper reviews research on the damage analysis and evaluation of light steel structures caused by strong winds, which include connection failure, fatigue failure, purlin buckling, and primary frame component instability problems. Moreover, this review will mention some applications of structure damage assessment methods in this area, such as vulnerability analysis and performance-based theory, etc. View Full-Text
Keywords: damage; light steel structures; cladding; purlin; wind hazards damage; light steel structures; cladding; purlin; wind hazards

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