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Experimental-numerical comparisons of timber-concrete composite floors tested under short-term loading

Yeoh, David Eng Chuan (2012) Experimental-numerical comparisons of timber-concrete composite floors tested under short-term loading. Other thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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Abstract

Timber or concrete floor is commonly used in construction of buildings and bridges. The advantage of timber and concrete such as the high tensile strength and high compressive strength respectively is used. Timber provides low structural load compared to concrete due to its low unit weight. Therefore the combination of concrete and timber for floor system is an alternative way to improve its structural performance of against tensile and compression stresses. Hence, development of timber-concrete composite (TCC) is crucial to reduce the use of cement in hlly reinforcement concrete floor by replacing LVL timber as web and concrete as flange of the T-beam strip. Every single TCC beam is placed parallel to form floor strips. Since TCC floor system is comprised of two different materials which connected together thus the development of interlayer connection is required. Numerical method through finite element software to study the structural collapse behaviour of TCC floors is the interest of this paper. In this study, the TCC floor under short-term collapse load is modelled using FORTRAN 90 LANGUAGE to compare with the following relationship are of interest: load-deflection, load horizontal slip and stress in section due to bending from the existing experimental results. Hence, the results are proven that modelling best present its reality if 10 connectors are used and friction between two combination layers is considered in modelling.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA630-695 Structural engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Structural and Material Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2014 08:16
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2014 08:16
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5577
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