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The stiffening of light cladding on steel structures

Seden, MR 1975, The stiffening of light cladding on steel structures , PhD thesis, Salford : University of Salford.

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    Abstract

    The thesis seeks to quantify the effect of the following major variables on the stiffening effect of light cladding on steel structures: 1) suction loading 2) flange behaviour 3) sheet length 4) the absence of shear connectors. After an introductory chapter, theoretical analysis is presented to assess each of the above variables (chapters 2-6). Experimental work verifying the theory is presented in chapters 7~12. This comprises three series of tests on full scale roof panels and a comprehensive series of tests on a full scale sheeted building. Other secondary variables investigated include: 1) position and number of rooflights 2) sustained loading 3) cyclic loading 4) shear buckling 5) purlin crippling. The conclusions are presented in chapter 13.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Contributors: Bryan, ER(Supervisor)
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Civil Engineering Research Centre
    Depositing User: Institutional Repository
    Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 14:34
    Last Modified: 19 Feb 2014 10:47
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/26901

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