Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

Light Guage Framing Connections

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]

Congratulations!  (Important things first!)

Z-sections are *very* susceptibal to lateral buckling of unsupported 
flanges.  With a canopy or a partially enclosed building, you will have 
uplift and the bottom flange will be in compression and subject to lateral 
buckling.  I typically use straps as X-bracing to provide lateral support to 
the bottom flange.

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona