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Experimental behaviour at ultimate limit state of a semi-prefabricated timber-concrete composite floor system

Yeoh, David and Fragiacomo, Massimo and Buchanan, Andy and Deam, Bruce (2009) Experimental behaviour at ultimate limit state of a semi-prefabricated timber-concrete composite floor system. In: Timber Structures from Antiquity to the Present International Symposium. , June 2009, Istanbul, Turkey.

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An extensive experimental programme aimed to develop multi-storey timber buildings for non-residential applications has been undertaken at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. A performance requirement, among others, is that the floors must be medium to long-span, so as to allow open spaces. In addition, a prefabricated solution is preferred in order to take advantage of the prefabrication process, as commonly done in precast reinforced concrete and steel consruction. Due to those requirements, a semi-prefabricated timberconcrete composite system has been developed. This paper reports the results of the tests to failure performed on 11 full-scale beam specimens representative of semi-prefabricated timber-concrete composite floor strips. Four connection types (metal plates pressed onto the LVL beams, triangular notches, large and small rectangular notches cut from the LVL beams) were selected based on the outcomes of previous research. The experimental tests demonstrated that a small number of inexpensive connectors are able to provide a stiff connection system. The high degree of composite action achieved makes the proposed system suitable for medium to long-span floors.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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: Prof. Madya Dr David Yeoh Eng Chuan
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2014 04:24
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2018 08:17
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5736
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