Design of steel roof and wall cladding systems for pull-out failures

Mahendran, Mahen (2001) Design of steel roof and wall cladding systems for pull-out failures. Steel Construction, 35(1), pp. 14-27.

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Abstract

When thin steel roof and wall cladding systems are subjected to wind uplift/suction forces, local pull-through or pull-out failures occur prematurely at their screwed connections. During high wind events such as stom1s and cyclones, these localized failures then lead to severe damage to buildings and their contents. In recent times, the use of thin steel battens, purlins and girts has increased considerably, which has made the pull-out failures more critical in the design of steel cladding systems. An experimental investigation was therefore carried out to study the pull-out failure using both static and cyclic tests for a range of commonly used screw fasteners and steel battens, purlins and girts. This paper presents the details ofthis experimental investigation and its results.

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ID Code: 85338
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 2001 Australian Steel Institute
Deposited On: 13 Jul 2015 23:27
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2015 01:34

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