Cold-Formed Steel Structures to the AISI Specification
This book describes the structural behavior and design of cold-formed steel structural members, connections, and systems. Cold-formed members are often more difficult to
design than conventional hot-rolled members because of
their thinness and the unusual shapes that can be rollformed.
Design engineers familiar with hot-rolled design
can sometimes find cold-formed design a daunting task.
The main objective of this book is to provide an easy
introduction to the behavior of cold-formed members and
connections with simple worked examples.
familiar with hot-rolled design should be able to make the
step to cold-formed design more easily using this text. The
book is in line with the latest edition of the American Iron
and Steel Institute (AISI) Specification for the Design of
Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members (1996), including
the latest amendment (Supplement 1 1999) published in