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2024-07-10

Web-bearing Stiffener

🤔 Curious about how adding a web-bearing stiffener impacts the connection of cold-formed continuous joists to the supporting beam❓

💡 In cold-formed steel construction, common failure modes include local stability loss in sections and elongation of bolt holes. One such local stability issue occurs at the joist support, where web buckling often happens. To combat this, webs can be reinforced with bolted bearing web stiffeners. 🔩

👉 Watch the attached video to see how this detail is analyzed using #DlubalSoftware. With the Buckling analysis feature in the #SteelJoints add-on, you can evaluate the critical load factor in the mode shape where web crippling occurs and observe how it changes with the addition of stiffeners.