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...area of the fastener or stud is fused to the base metal. Electric-arc stud welding is best used when the base plate is heavy enough to support the full strength of the welded fastener. However, lighter-gauge materials are often arc welded. To avoid burn-through, the plate thickness should...

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  • Shear resistance of steel-stud wall panels
    Several 8 ft. high by 8 ft. long wall panels with both wood studs and 26 gage (base metal thickness of 0.179 inches) nonstructural metal studs were tested.
  • Shear resistance of steel-stud wall panels
    The steel studs within the assembly are also further specified to be a minimum of 16 gage (base metal thickness of 0.0598 inches) and located at a maximum stud spacing of 16 inches on center.