Behaviour of corrugated steel roof cladding under combined wind uplift and racking

Mahendran, Mahen (1994) Behaviour of corrugated steel roof cladding under combined wind uplift and racking. Civil Engineering Transactions, IEAustralia, 36(2), pp. 157-163.

Abstract

During high wind events, crest-fixed profiled steel roof claddings in low-rise buildings can be subjected to combined cyclic wind uplift and in-plane racking (shear) forces. Static and cyclic tests of corrugated steel roof claddings were carried out to investigate the effect of in-plane racking force on the uplift strength, in particular, in relation to the fatigue cracking commonly observed under cyclic wind uplift. The presence of racking force appeared to have insignificant effect on the static and cyclic wind uplift strength. It may therefore be possible to include the diaphragm strength of these claddings in the design of low-rise buildings in a similar manner to valley-fixed claddings. This may lead to a reduction in bracing requirements.

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ID Code: 80868
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1994 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 22 Jan 2015 04:12
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2015 13:42

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