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dc.contributor.authorHillman, John R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:37:08Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:37:08Z
dc.date.issued1990-02-05en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-06082009-170953en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/42905
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.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1990.H444.pdfen_US
dc.subjectFlooringen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1990.H444en_US
dc.titleInnovative lightweight floor systems for steel framed buildings /1990.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairMurray, Thomas M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEasterling, William Samuelen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBarker, Richard M.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06082009-170953/en_US
dc.date.sdate2009-06-08en_US
dc.date.rdate2009-06-08
dc.date.adate2009-06-08en_US


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