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dc.contributor.authorHillman, John R.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:37:08Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:37:08Zen
dc.date.issued1990-02-05en
dc.identifier.otheretd-06082009-170953en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/42905en
dc.description.abstract

For decades engineers have been concerned with finding ways to reduce the dead load of a buildings structural system. This thesis investigates the potential of reducing the dead load of a structure by creating new lighter-weight floor systems using various configurations of mixed materials. Floor systems have a/ways been one of the heaviest components of a buildings structural system, and therefore comprise a significant portion of the structures dead load. As a result, by developing a substantially lighter-weight floor system it should be possible to reduce the entire weight of a buildings structural system, from the framing members down to the foundations. This paper presents some alternatives that might be considered in designing these lightweight floors.

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dc.format.extentviii, 137 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 21767003en
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1990.H444.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1990.H444en
dc.subject.lcshBuilding, Iron and steelen
dc.subject.lcshFlooringen
dc.titleInnovative lightweight floor systems for steel framed buildingsen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen
dc.contributor.committeechairMurray, Thomas M.en
dc.contributor.committeememberEasterling, William Samuelen
dc.contributor.committeememberBarker, Richard M.en
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06082009-170953/en
dc.date.sdate2009-06-08en
dc.date.rdate2009-06-08en
dc.date.adate2009-06-08en


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