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Investigation of Steel Joist Supported Wood Floor Systems

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dc.contributor.advisor Murray, Thomas M. en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Plaut, Raymond H. en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Cousins, Thomas E. en_US
dc.contributor.author Anderson, Alaric Lee en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-04T21:50:48Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-04T21:50:48Z
dc.date.issued 1997-02-01 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-133422039701091 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10919/9568
dc.description.abstract This study investigates four aspects associated with steel joist supported wood floor systems: 1) acceptability, 2) prediction of deflection, 3) prediction of frequency, and 4) effects of diagonal bracing. Six full scale floor systems and two two-joist floor systems were constructed in the laboratory. Span length, joist spacing and diagonal bracing were the only parameters modified for each floor. Four tests were performed for each floor setup: heel drop impact, walking perpendicular and parallel to the floor joists, static concentrated load at midspan, and testing to determine subjective evaluation. Five acceptability criteria were investigated: Swedish Building Technology Design Guide, Australian Standard Domestic Metal Framing Code, Canadian Timber Floor Criterion, Murray's Criterion, and Johnson's Criterion. The results from these criteria were compared to the measured results of each floor system. Four methods to predict vertical deflection due to a static load at midspan were compared to measured values of each floor system. The effect of diagonal bracing on floor stiffness was also investigated. Results and concusions were made for each aspect investigated. en_US
dc.format.medium ETD en_US
dc.publisher Virginia Tech en_US
dc.relation.haspart ALAFRONT.PDF en_US
dc.relation.haspart alaback.pdf en_US
dc.relation.haspart ch1.pdf en_US
dc.relation.haspart ch2.pdf en_US
dc.relation.haspart ch3.pdf en_US
dc.relation.haspart ch4.pdf en_US
dc.rights The authors of the theses and dissertations are the copyright owners. Virginia Tech's Digital Library and Archives has their permission to store and provide access to these works. en_US
dc.source.uri http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-133422039701091 en_US
dc.title Investigation of Steel Joist Supported Wood Floor Systems en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Civil Engineering en_US
dc.description.degree MS en_US


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