Wood Stressed-skin Floor Systems - Investigation on Load/Stress Distribution in SSP and on Ultimate Responses

Institute of Materials Engineering Australasia Ltd
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Conference Proceeding
Proceedings of the 4th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics, 2005, pp. 323 - 329
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In Australla wood plays a major role in the building industry. Stressed-skin panels (SSP) can create new opportunities for use of timber in multi-storey residential, industrial, conunercial and public buildings. To achieve this, SSP elements need to be designed with rellability. This research aims to obtain a better understanding of SSP floor systems. The investigation focuses on load/stress distribution in SSP, and on the composite charactenstics of SSP. This paper gives an overview of the investigations undertaken to date whereby the laboratory testing has just been completed. Analysis of key data of the tests and preliminary analysis has shown that the serviceability, ultimate resistance, load/stress distributions and composite characteristics have matched the theoretical assumptions. This paper focuses on the ultimate responses of SSP specimens.
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