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Title: Ultimate load behaviour of plywood stressed-skin panels
Author: Surendranath, Mu Kattil
ISNI:       0000 0004 2743 0991
Awarding Body: Imperial College London
Current Institution: Imperial College London
Date of Award: 1982
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The ultimate load behaviour of single skin and double skin panels with rigid connections between flanges and ribs has been investigated treating them as a series of T beams and I beams respectively. The sections with non-layered flanges and layered flanges (appropriate to the plywood flanges) have been considered. Plastic behaviour in compression and brittle failure intension, the properties which are attributable to the timber, have been taken into account. As the ultimate tensile stress of the rib is considered to be dependent upon the volume of the rib and the type of loading, Weibullis statistical strength theory has been applied to the tensile zone of the rib of the T sections to predict the ultimate tensile stress at a desired probability of failure. Computer programs have been written to calculate the resisting moments of the sections and to find the modes of failure. Results of the pilot tests are also reported.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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