Performance and Serviceability of Composite Floors

by Roberto Leon, Univ of Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States,
Iyad Alsamsam, Univ of Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation


Concrete slabs on steel deck are the most common type of floor system in use today. This system of construction is particularly advantageous when ultimate strength design (LRFD) is used. Because substantially more slender floors are possible, there is some concern that serviceability criteria are not being adequately addressed. This paper reviews current deflection serviceability criteria and describes some experimental work aimed at clarifying the importance of creep, shrinkage, and end restraint in calculating floor deflections.

Subject Headings: Floors | Serviceability | Composite structures | Composite materials | Steel structures | Concrete slabs | Slabs | Structural deflection

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