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Preliminary studies of steel-plywood composite structures

Pedreschi, R, Brennan, J and Lawson, RM (2006) Preliminary studies of steel-plywood composite structures Proceedings of the International Conference in Metal Structures - Steel - A New and Traditional Material for Building. pp. 433-440.

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The paper describes a preliminary study into the design and behaviour of steel plywood composite beams. These beams comprise a web using conventional readily available plywood with flanges made from cold-formed steel sections. The most highly stressed parts are the steel flanges and the plywood webs, typically 10-12 mm thick provide shear resistance and are not susceptible to web buckling or crippling. The flanges are attached to the webs using self-tapping screws. The paper describes the manufacture and assembly of steel-plywood beams and presents the results of a series of structural loading tests on the beams. The variables considered in the tests are: the thickness and geometry of the flange, the spacing of fasteners, the thickness of plywood and the use of orientated strand board. The results show that steel-plywood beams are an easily assembled alternative to other lightweight fabricated joist systems for the medium span range 5-12 metres. © 2006 Taylor & Francis Group.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Pedreschi, R
Brennan, J
Date : 1 December 2006
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 11:17
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 20:38

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