Numerical modeling of thin steel roof battens under wind uplift loads

Sivapathasundaram, Mayooran & Mahendran, Mahen (2014) Numerical modeling of thin steel roof battens under wind uplift loads. In Iyer, Nagesh R., Palani, G. S., & Kant, Tarun (Eds.) Proceedings of ICCMS 2014 5th International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation, Research Publishing Services Singapore, Chennai, India, pp. 147-156.

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Abstract

Extreme wind events such as tropical cyclones, tornadoes and storms are more likely to impact the Australian coastal regions due to possible climate changes. Such events can be extremely destructive to building structures, in particular, low-rise buildings with lightweight roofing systems that are commonly made of thin steel roofing sheets and battens. Large wind uplift loads that act on the roofs during high wind events often cause premature roof connection failures. Recent wind damage investigations have shown that roof failures have mostly occurred at the batten to rafter or truss screw connections. In most of these cases, the screw fastener heads pulled through the bottom flanges of thin steel roof battens. This roof connection failure is very critical as both roofing sheets and battens will be lost during the high wind events. Hence, a research study was conducted to investigate this critical pull-through failure using both experimental and numerical methods. This paper presents the details of numerical modeling and the results.

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ID Code: 84642
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Cold-formed steel structures, Light gauge steel roofing systems, Steel roof battens, Wind uplift loads, Pull-through failures, Numerical modeling, Failure criterion
DOI: 10.3850/978-981-09-1139-3_INV08
ISBN: 9789810911393
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ENGINEERING DESIGN (120400)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 ICCMS
Deposited On: 02 Jun 2015 23:08
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2015 02:16

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