UNT hosts cold formed steel competition for third year

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 15:36

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas is hosting the 2013 International Student Competition on Cold-Formed Steel Design for the third year. Created by Engineering Technology Associate Professor Cheng Yu, the competition helps to promote interest in cold-formed steel, an economical and recyclable construction material.

Undergraduate and graduate students from any university in the world can enter the competition. Entries should be submitted by Sept. 15 (Sunday), and winners will be announced in December. More details are available on the competition’s website: http://cfscompetition.unt.edu.  

“In this competition we provide step-by-step instructions and free software so that any student can complete a cold-formed steel design no matter what his or her major is,” Yu said.

In 2010, Yu was awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award for a five-year research project to study the design of cold-formed steel shear walls and to develop high-performance structures.

The competition’s sponsors are the University of North Texas, National Science Foundation, American Iron and Steel Institute and Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute.


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