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Title: The stiffening of light cladding on steel structures
Author: Seden, M. R.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3392 2763
Awarding Body: University of Salford
Current Institution: University of Salford
Date of Award: 1975
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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.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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