Development of Design Procedures for Timber Concrete Composite Floors in Australia and New Zealand - Part 2: Connection Characterisation

Publisher:
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Publication Type:
Conference Proceeding
Citation:
CIB - W18 - Working Commission W18 - Timber Structures, 2010, pp. 1 - 8
Issue Date:
2010-01
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The approach adopted for design of timber concrete composite (TCC) floor systems in Australia and New Zealand is based upon extensive testing of the permitted connection types that are specified in the design procedures, identifying strength, serviceability stiffness and so called ultimate stiffness characteristic properties that are required for utilisation of the "Gamma coefficients" method, which manipulates properties of the concrete member in order to predict the cross-section characteristics of the structure. This paper presents an overview of testing undertaken to date and the derivation of characteristic properties (5'h percentile for strength and 50'h percentile or average for stiffness).
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