Investigation of hybridized polyurethane, glass fibre reinforced cement and steel laminate in structural floor plate systems

Abeysinghe, C.M., Thambiratnam, D.P., & Perera, N.P. (2011) Investigation of hybridized polyurethane, glass fibre reinforced cement and steel laminate in structural floor plate systems. In The First International Postgraduate Conference on Engineering, Designing and Developing the Built Environment for Sustainable Wellbeing, 27-29 April 2011, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld.

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Sandwich components have emerged as light weight, efficient, economical, recyclable and reusable building systems which provide an alternative to both stiffened steel and reinforced concrete. These components are made of composite materials in which two metal face plates or Glassfibre Reinforced Cement (GRC) layers are bonded and form a sandwich with light weight compact polyurethane (PU) elastomer core. Existing examples of product applications are light weight sandwich panels for walls and roofs, Sandwich Plate System (SPS) for stadia, arena terraces, naval construction and bridges and Domeshell structures for dome type structures. Limited research has been conducted to investigate performance characteristics and applicability of sandwich or hybrid materials as structural flooring systems. Performance characteristics of Hybrid Floor Plate Systems comprising GRC, PU and Steel have not been adequately investigated and quantified. Therefore there is very little knowledge and design guidance for their application in commercial and residential buildings.

This research investigates performance characteristics steel, PU and GRC in Hybrid Floor Plate Systems (HFPS) and develops a new floor system with appropriate design guide lines.

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ID Code: 42493
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Sandwich Panel, Experimental Testing, FEM
ISBN: 9780980582741
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 ABEYSINGHE, C.M., THAMBIRATNAM, D.P., & PERERA, N.J.
Copyright Statement: This publication contains conference proceedings. Reproduction, but not modification, is permissible without the authors‘ consent provided that the authors‘ work is referenced appropriately. No modification of the contents of this publication is allowed. The Organising Committee and Queensland University of Technology are not responsible for the statements or opinions expressed in this publication. Any statements or views expressed in the papers contained in these Proceedings are those of the author(s). Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.
Deposited On: 07 Jul 2011 23:16
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2014 11:21

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