Innovative hybrid composite floor plate system

Abeysinghe, Chanaka M., Thambiratnam, David P., & Perera, Nimal J. (2012) Innovative hybrid composite floor plate system. In Haddad, YM (Ed.) Advances and Trends in Engineering Materials and their Applications, Advanced Engineering Systems, Montreal, Canada, pp. 89-96.


New materials technology has provided the potential for the development of an innovative Hybrid Composite Floor Plate System (HCFPS) with many desirable properties, such as light weight, easy to construct, economical, demountable, recyclable and reusable. Component materials of HCFPS include a central Polyurethane (PU) core, outer layers of Glass-fibre Reinforced Cement (GRC) and steel laminates at tensile regions. HCFPS is configured such that the positive inherent properties of individual component materials are combined to offset any weakness and achieve optimum performance. Research has been carried out using extensive Finite Element (FE) computer simulations supported by experimental testing. Both the strength and serviceability requirements have been established for this lightweight floor plate system. This paper presents some of the research towards the development of HCFPS along with a parametric study to select suitable span lengths.

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ID Code: 56165
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Experimental Testing, Fe Modeling, GRC, Human Induced Vibration, Hybrid Floor Plate System, Parametric Studies, Performance Sharacteristics, PU, Steel Laminate
ISBN: 978-0-9866504-9-9
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 30 Jan 2013 04:14
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2014 00:08

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