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Evaluation of timber- concrete composite floors

Manaridis, Andreas LU (2010) In TVBK VBK920 20092
Division of Structural Engingeering
Civil Engineering (M.Sc.Eng.)
Abstract
An inevitable consequence of the increasingly larger buildings that we see
around us is the demand for lighter construction components. Since floor slabs
constitute the main part of the overall weight of multistory buildings, reducing
their weight is a key step in reducing the overall weight of the construction.
Usually this is done by using hollow core slabs or other types of all-concrete
solutions.

This thesis brings attention to an alternative solution. A timber-concrete
composite deck reduces the weight several times compared to a standard
concrete deck, without compromising the bending stiffness. Additional benefits
include architectural considerations, possibilities of longer spans as well as free
space between... (More)
An inevitable consequence of the increasingly larger buildings that we see
around us is the demand for lighter construction components. Since floor slabs
constitute the main part of the overall weight of multistory buildings, reducing
their weight is a key step in reducing the overall weight of the construction.
Usually this is done by using hollow core slabs or other types of all-concrete
solutions.

This thesis brings attention to an alternative solution. A timber-concrete
composite deck reduces the weight several times compared to a standard
concrete deck, without compromising the bending stiffness. Additional benefits
include architectural considerations, possibilities of longer spans as well as free
space between the timber components. With the aim of evaluating different
timber-concrete composite solutions, an extensive literature review on the field
was conducted. Vital construction parts and existing timber-concrete composite
solutions were studied. Finally, two full scale composite deck specimens were
tested.

The fruit of this work is the presentation of a timber-concrete composite solution
that can either be prefabricated or semi-prefabricated. The obvious field of
application is multistory office buildings, where the solution offers an answer to
demands of reduced overall weight, large open spaces and architectural benefits. (Less)
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Manaridis, Andreas LU
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VBK920 20092
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
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TVBK
report number
TVBK-5187
ISSN
0349-4969
language
English
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3358528
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  abstract     = {An inevitable consequence of the increasingly larger buildings that we see 
around us is the demand for lighter construction components. Since floor slabs 
constitute the main part of the overall weight of multistory buildings, reducing 
their weight is a key step in reducing the overall weight of the construction. 
Usually this is done by using hollow core slabs or other types of all-concrete 
solutions. 
 
This thesis brings attention to an alternative solution. A timber-concrete 
composite deck reduces the weight several times compared to a standard 
concrete deck, without compromising the bending stiffness. Additional benefits 
include architectural considerations, possibilities of longer spans as well as free 
space between the timber components. With the aim of evaluating different 
timber-concrete composite solutions, an extensive literature review on the field 
was conducted. Vital construction parts and existing timber-concrete composite 
solutions were studied. Finally, two full scale composite deck specimens were 
tested. 
 
The fruit of this work is the presentation of a timber-concrete composite solution 
that can either be prefabricated or semi-prefabricated. The obvious field of 
application is multistory office buildings, where the solution offers an answer to 
demands of reduced overall weight, large open spaces and architectural benefits.},
  author       = {Manaridis, Andreas},
  issn         = {0349-4969},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {TVBK},
  title        = {Evaluation of timber- concrete composite floors},
  year         = {2010},
}