Application of Cold Formed Steel Framing Structures for Construction in Zones Affected by Land Subsidence
1 Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes, Department of Construction and Structures, Aguascalientes, Mexico
2 Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas, Engineering School, Chiapas, Mexico
3 Instituto Tecnologico Aguascalientes, Department Electric and Electronic Engineering, Aguascalientes, Mexico
4 Universidad Politecnica de Aguascalientes, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aguascalientes, Mexico
The main objective of this research project is to study the application of structural systems based on light gauge cold-formed steel framing to housing in subsidence zones, having the following scopes: characterize the typical settlements in a discontinuity due to subsidence, to build a laboratory facility to simulate these settlements, to simulate and to evaluate numerically and in laboratory in a full scale model the structural performance of a house subjected to settlements due to subsidence, in terms of its stresses and strains and, eventually, its capacity of retrieval to its nondeformed shape.
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