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You can try the Lightweight Steel Framing Design Manual (2nd Ed) by Tom Trestain published by the Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute in Cambridge Ontario, He has a sample problem in there dealing with a similar situation. If metric does not get you excited, you might inquire of the American Iron and Steel Institute (or was it ASCE) as Tom told me he had been hired by them to write an American version. I hope this helps.

On 2013/06/05 2:51 PM, Drew Morris wrote:
I am working on a project that has a structural steel framework with steel stud walls. These walls are shear walls sheathed with plywood. The walls are aligned with the framing (not a bypass wall), so the top of the wall will slip into a deflection track. What I need is a deflection track/clip that allows vertical movement from live and snow loading but can transfer lateral forces from the diaphragms to the sheathed walls. Any recommendations out there?

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