Pull-through strength of high tensile steel cladding systems

Mahendran, Mahen & Tang, R.B. (1999) Pull-through strength of high tensile steel cladding systems. Australian Structural Engineering Transactions, 2(1), pp. 37-50.


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The profiled steel roof and wall cladding systems in Australia are commonly made of very thin high tensile steels, and are crest-fixed with screw fasteners. A review of current literature and design standards indicated the need to improve the understanding of the behaviour of crest-fixed steel cladding systems under wind uplift/suction loading, in particular, the local failures. Therefore a detailed experimental study using a series of small scale tests and some two-span cladding tests was conducted to investigate the local pull-through and dimpling failures in the commonly used steel cladding systems. The applicability of the current design formulae for the pull-through strength of crest-fixed steel classing systems was investigated first. An improved design formula was then developed in terms of the thickness and ultimate tensile strenth of steel cladding material and diameter of screw head or washer. This paper presents the details of this investigation and its results. A review of current design and test methods is also included.

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ID Code: 85435
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1328-7982
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 Engineers Media Pty Ltd.
Deposited On: 14 Jul 2015 23:21
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2015 22:05

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