Cold-Formed Steel X-Brace Design
X-braces are one of the most commonly used lateral bracing systems for cold-formed steel structures. This course provides detailed guidance on the design and detailing of steel strap X-braces, from wind pressure calculations to lateral drift analysis to connection design. A six-story apartment building with load-bearing stud walls is used as an example to illustrate the design concepts and procedures for X-braces. Typical details are also presented for both light duty and heavy duty applications. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
The content of this course is located within the quiz section. Payment for the course is required prior to accessing the course content and the quiz.
additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following
websites or web pages:
CFSEI Technical Note L001-09 (a PDF file)
ClarkDietrich - Light-gauge steel X-bracing
Simpson-Strong Ties: Cold Formed Steel Connectors For Residential and Mid-Rise Construction
Once you finish studying the above course content you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.