Seden, MR 1975, The stiffening of light cladding on steel structures , PhD thesis, Salford : University of Salford.
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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:||Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)|
|Depositing User:||Institutional Repository|
|Date Deposited:||03 Oct 2012 13:34|
|Last Modified:||29 Oct 2015 00:19|
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