Testing and Design of Composite Slabs
Composite slabs are a very practical and economical means of creating a floor system and works particularly well in conjunction with composite beam construction. The structural capacity of the slabs must be determined by test and each manufacturer publishes load tables for their individual profiles. CSSBI bulletins S2 Criteria for the Testing of Composite Slabs and S3 Criteria for the Design of Composite Slabs provide design and testing criteria for composite slabs.
Design of Steel Deck Diaphragms
Using a steel deck diaphragm can often obviate the need for separate bracing. The CSSBI B13 Design of Steel Deck Diaphragms shows how to use the inherent in-plane stiffness of steel deck to transfer lateral loads within a structural system. This 3rd edition of the manual now gives design tables based on both the Tri-Services Method and the SDI Method. Frame connection types include arc-spot welds, screws and Hilti pins. This 3rd edition has been updated to meet the requirements of the 2005 National Building Code of Canada and CSA-S136-01 (with 2004 supplement) Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members.
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Using a steel deck is generally a structural product designed to resist gravity loads. However, from the time it was first commercially introduced, there have been successful attempts to utilize deck to perform more than one function. Acoustic roof deck is one example of using the decking material to perform multiple functions with very little increased cost. The acoustic deck provides a finished ceiling with noise reduction capabilities while still providing the required vertical and horizontal load resistance. The noise reduction is achieved by the perforations and the acoustical insulation or material. The sound penetrates the deck through the perforations and is absorbed by the insulation.