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Steel Strong-Wall® : Cold-Formed Steel on Concrete Foundations

S/SSW12x8X and S/SSW24x10X
S/SSW12X and S/SSW24X

Patent Pending

The Steel Strong-Wall provides high-capacity, narrow wall solutions for cold-formed steel framing. The wall installs easily in cold-formed steel framing, and pre-attached steel studs allow easy attachment of interior and exterior finishes.

  • For top-of-wall attachment, use 1/4" or #14 self-drilling screws (not provided) extended through the connection with 3 exposed threads minimum. Fill all screw holes
  • Maximum height H is the maximum height allowed for the allowable shear loads.

Product Data

Panel Sizes and Description

Specify height when ordering "X" models (example: S/SSW12x8X, H = 95").

S/SSW Model No. Width (in) Max Height 2 (in) Thickness (in) Anchor Bolts Number of Screws in Top of Wall 3
Qty. Dia.
(in)
S/SSW12X 12 80 ≤ H ≤ 109 3 1/2 2 3/4 4
S/SSW15X 15 80 ≤ H ≤ 121 3 1/2 2 1 6
S/SSW18X 18 80 ≤ H ≤ 121 3 1/2 2 1 9
S/SSW21X 21 80 ≤ H ≤ 121 3 1/2 2 1 12
S/SSW24X 24 80 ≤ H ≤ 121 3 1/2 2 1 14
  1. S/SSW series panels are all steel assemblies and are available with pre-attached nonload-bearing cold-formed steel studs.
  2. Registered design professional shall specify required height for applicable S/SSW width. Example specification S/SSW12X H = 103 inches.
  3. Top plate screws for the S/SSW panel must be 1/4" diameter or No. 14 self-tapping screws recognized in an ICC-ES evaluation report complying with the IBC, with a minimum nominal shear strength (Pss) of 2000 lbs.

Allowable ASD In-Plane Shear (lbs) for Panel (No Wood Stud) on Stud Concrete Foundations

S/SSW
Model
Applicable Height Range
(in)
Height forGivenDesign Values, H (in) Allowable Axial Load 2 (lbs) Seismic Wind
Allowable ASD Shear Load V (lbs) Drift atAllowable Shear (in) Uplift at Allowable Shear 6 (lbs) UltimateLoad, PULT 8 (lbs) Allowable ASD Shear Load V (lbs) Drift atAllowable Shear (in) Uplift at Allowable Shear 6 (lbs)
S/SSW12X H ≤ 80 H = 80 1000 845 0.35 8,460 3,850 1,070 0.44 11,405
4000 845 0.35 8,460 1,060 0.44 11,265
7500 845 0.35 8,460 885 0.37 8,950
S/SSW15X H ≤ 80 H = 80 1000 1,645 0.34 13,340 6,140 1,810 0.38 15,135
4000 1,640 0.34 13,290 1,640 0.34 13,290
7500 1,440 0.30 11,290 1,440 0.30 11,290
S/SSW18X H ≤ 80 H = 80 1000 2,800 0.33 18,690 9,265 3,375 0.40 24,545
4000 2,800 0.33 18,690 3,250 0.38 23,135
7500 2,800 0.33 18,690 2,980 0.35 20,370
S/SSW21X H ≤ 80 H = 80 1000 4,050 0.32 22,590 11,845 4,440 0.35 25,710
4000 4,050 0.32 22,590 4,440 0.35 25,710
7500 4,050 0.32 22,590 4,310 0.34 24,635
S/SSW24X H ≤ 80 H = 80 1000 5,250 0.30 24,710 14,865 5,250 0.30 24,710
4000 5,250 0.30 24,710 5,250 0.30 24,710
7500 5,250 0.30 24,710 5,250 0.30 24,710
S/SSW12X 80 < H ≤ 97 H = 97 1000 645 0.42 7,710 2,815 820 0.54 10,360
4000 645 0.42 7,710 775 0.51 9,640
7500 610 0.40 7,220 610 0.40 7,220
S/SSW15X 80 < H ≤ 97 H = 97 1000 1,280 0.42 12,390 4,490 1,415 0.47 14,090
4000 1,250 0.41 12,025 1,250 0.41 12,025
7500 1,070 0.35 9,955 1,070 0.35 9,955
S/SSW18X 80 < H ≤ 97 H = 97 1000 2,140 0.41 16,895 6,450 2,785 0.54 24,565
4000 2,140 0.41 16,895 2,680 0.52 23,130
7500 2,140 0.41 16,895 2,460 0.48 20,400
S/SSW21X 80 < H ≤ 97 H = 97 1000 3,265 0.41 21,905 8,665 3,870 0.48 27,930
4000 3,265 0.41 21,905 3,765 0.47 26,790
7500 3,265 0.41 21,905 3,460 0.43 23,715
S/SSW24X 80 < H ≤ 97 H = 97 1000 4,540 0.39 26,335 11,125 4,985 0.43 30,045
4000 4,540 0.39 26,335 4,890 0.42 29,220
7500 4,540 0.39 26,335 4,555 0.39 26,455

For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 foot = 305 mm, 1 lb = 4.45 N.

  1. Allowable shear loads and anchor uplifts are applicable to installation on concrete with minimum specified compressive strength f'c = 2,500 psi. No stress increases are included.
  2. The axial load denotes the total maximum uniformly distributed vertical downward load permitted on the entire panel acting in combination with the shear load. No stress increases are included.
  3. Top of panel must be connected with screws described in Table 2 of this report to a minimum 43 mil thick steel member except S/SSW18 and wider panels up to 97 inches tall must be connected to a minimum 54 mil thick steel member. When connected to a minimum 43 mil thick steel member, the maximum allowable load must be 2,720 pounds for S/SSW18, 3,625 pounds for S/SSW21, and 4,230 pounds for S/SSW24.
  4. Allowable shear, drift, and uplift values may be interpolated for intermediate height or axial loads.
  5. High strength anchor bolts are required unless a lower strength grade is justified by the registered design professional. Anchor bolts for the SSW12 shall be high strength when seismic shear (V) x panel height exceeds 61,600 in-lbs. Figure 7 of this report provides SSWAB anchor bolt information and anchorage solutions.
  6. Tabulated anchor tension (uplift) loads assume no resisting axial load. For anchor tension loads at design shear values and including the effect of axial load, refer to the equations in Figure 8 of this report. Drifts at lower design shear may be linearly reduced.
  7. Table 11 of this report describes allowable out-of-plane loads and Table 12 of this report describes allowable axial capacities.
  8. The available strength, Rn/Ω, for CFS collector element (top track or header) design within a seismic force-resisting system shall be greater than or equal to PULT

Product Information

Material

Vertical Panel - 118 mil (10 ga)

Finish

Vertical Panel - Galvanized; Top and Base Plates - Simpson Strong-Tie gray paint
(cold galvanizing available, contact Simpson Strong-Tie)

Naming Legend

SSSW-33a-naming

Wall Profiles

Wall Profiles