Shear strength and stiffness of crest-fixed steel claddings

Mahendran, M. & Subaaharan, S. (1995) Shear strength and stiffness of crest-fixed steel claddings. In Proceedings of the 14th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, University of Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 351-356.



Diaphragm action of crest-fixed profiled steel claddings is present in low-rise buildings whether the designer acknowledges it or not. For the designers to take advantage of the diaphragm strength of the crest-fixed steel claddings in the design of low-rise buildings in a similar manner to valley-fixed claddings, and to design the buildings based on the true behaviour rather than the assumed behaviour, shear/racking behaviour of the three trapezoidal and corrugated steel claddings commonly used at present was investigated using large scale experiments. Crest-fixed claddings (up to a maximum size of 6 x 6.2m) with different aspect ratio and fastening systems were tested to failure, based on which suitable shear strength and stiffness values have been proposed for these claddings as they are used at present. A simple analytical model combined with basic connection data from small scale experiments was used to predict the shear strength of tested panels. Currently attempts are being made to develop general design formulae to determine shear strength and stiffness of crest-fixed steel claddings...

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ID Code: 87244
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 0859016269
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1995 [Please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 07 Sep 2015 05:00
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 01:30

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