professor ben schafer's thin-walled structures research group - johns hopkins university


Eurocode and Cold-Formed Steel Design


Note this information was assembled in 2004.Eurocode , Part 1-3, which covers cold-formed steel design has been updated since this was written. (Noted, August 2010).


Eurocode part 3 includes provisions for the design of cold-formed steel. While these provisions are not applicable in the United States they are still of interest for researchers and practitioners alike. Thanks to the Thomas Cholnoky Foundation, Sandor Ádány, an Assistant Professor at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, has been working here at Hopkins during the the 2003-2004 academic year. Professor Ádány has generated quite a lot of useful information on Eurocode that is available here, including, a design example and a presentation explaining some of the key differences between Eurocode and the North American (AISI) Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members. 



Ádány, S., Schafer, B.W. (2004). "Some Features of the European Norm for Cold-Formed Steel Design in comparison with the AISI Specification." Presented at the American Iron and Steel Institute - Committee on Specifications Meeting, Albuquerque, NM. (powerpoint)


Ádány, S. (2003). "Calculation of the moment resistance of Z- and C-shaped cold-formed sections according to Eurocode 3 Eurocode 3 version: EN1993-1-3: 20XX, Final Draft, 27 September 2002" Report of the Thin-walled Structures Group. (pdf)



last edited on 08/16/10