FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE




CONTACT:
DEBBIE BENNETT








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NANCY GRAVATT

SEPTEMBER

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WINNERS NAMED IN
COLD
-
FORMED STEEL DESIGN
STUDENT COMPETITION

Successful event
will be held annually


WASHINGTON, D.C.


The winners of the Student Competition on Cold
-
Formed

Steel Design at the
University
of
North Texas (UNT) have been announced.
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)

was a co
-
sponsor of the event
along with the National Science Foundation
.
The
competition was
launched
by
UNT
Professor Cheng Yu
in
early

April
, with entries due at the end of May.



UNT received 78 entries from
nine

different universities in the United States,
Canada,
China, Turkey,
and
Australia.
The winners were:



First Place


Jiazhen Leng, graduate student, John
s

Hopkins University, Civ
il Engineering
Major



Second Place


David Cross, graduate student, Virginia Tech, Aerospace Engineering Major



Third Place


L. Michael Palles IV, undergraduate student, Virginia Tech, Aerospace
Engineering Major



These students were challenged to take on
a cold
-
formed steel design problem and solve it using an
open source software,”
Jay Larson,
P.E., F. ASCE, managing director of AISI’s Construc
tion Technical
Program, said. “
The judges were impressed with the
number of entries received and the internationa
l
appeal of the competition
. We congratulate the three finalists and appreciate the hard work and
creativity that w
ere

evident in each of the entries submitted.”
Larson said that the competition will be
held annually.


The winners will receive award plaqu
es
, with formal recognition provided by Dr. Cheng Yu at the 21
st

International Specialty Conference on Cold
-
Formed Steel Structures
being held
in October 2012.

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more
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PAGE TWO/
WINNERS NAMED IN COLD
-
FORMED STEEL DESIGN STUDENT COMPETITION


The top 10 stu
dents in the competition will receive
one
-
year
student memberships
in

the Cold
-
Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI)
. Winning designs and photos are being posted to:
http://www.etec.
unt.edu/public/cyu/CFS_Competition.htm
.


The challenge
for the competition
was
to design an optimal cold
-
formed steel cross
-
section shape. The
optimal
shape w
ould

yield an as
-
high
-
as
-
possible critical elastic buckling load for half
-
wave lengths

equal to
or less than 12 inches when uniform compression stresses
were

applied. The elastic buckling
analysis
was

determined with open source software
,

CUFSM.


Th
e panel of judges was made up of individuals who are
nationally recognized in the
area of
cold
-
formed
steel design
:



Cheng Yu,
Ph.D., assistant professor

and coordinator of the Construction Engineering
Technology Program
, University of North Texas



Cristopher Moen, Ph.D., P.E, assistant professor, Virginia Tech



Tim Bell, branch engineer, Simpson Strong
-
Tie



R
ick Ha
ws, P.E., technical services manager, N
UCONSTEEL, A

Nucor Company



Ken Stout, Automated Framing S
ystems
Customer Service, Training, and Support Supervisor,
N
UCONSTEEL
, a

Nucor Company


AISI’s codes and standards work is conducted under the Constructio
n Market Council of the Steel
Market Development Institute

(SMDI)
, a business unit of AISI, which oversees the industry’s
investment in advancing the competitive use of steel by meeting the demands of the marketplace.

For
more information on SMDI’s Constru
ction Market program, visit
www.smdisteel.org
.


AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances
the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material
of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in
the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 2
5

member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and 1
18

associate and
affiliate members who

are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. AISI's member companies
represent approximately 80 percent of both U.S. and North American steel capacity. For more news
about steel and its applications, view AISI’s Web site at
www.steel.org
.


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