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Steel and Composite Structures
  Volume 42, Number 1, January 2022 , pages 33-48
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/scs.2022.42.1.033
 


Experimental and numerical study on the PSSDB system as two-way floor units
Marwan S. Al-Shaikhli, Wan Hamidon Wan Badaruzzaman and Ahmed W. Al Zand

 
Abstract
    This paper researches a lightweight composite structure referred to as the Profiled Steel Sheeting Dry Board (PSSDB). It is fundamentally produced by connecting a Profiled Steel Sheeting to Dry Board using mechanical screws. It is mainly employed as floor panels. However, almost all studies have focused on researching the one-way structural performance. Therefore, this study focuses on the bending behaviour of the two-way PSSDB floor system using both of Finite Element (FE) and Experimental analysis. Four panels were used in the experimental tests, and a mild steel plate has been applied at the bottom for two panels. For the FE process, models were created using ABAQUS software. 4 parametric studies have been utilized to understand the system's influential elements. From the experimental tests, it was found that using Steel Plate shall optimize the two-way action of the system and depending on the type of dry board the improvement in stiffness may reach up to 38%. It was shown from the FE analysis that the dry board, profiled steel sheeting and steel plat can affect the system by up to 10 %, 17% and 3% respectively, while applying a uniform load demonstrate a better two-way action.
 
Key Words
    dry board; floor; profiled steel sheeting; two-way
 
Address
Marwan S. Al-Shaikhli:Building and Construction Technology Engineering Department, Madenat Alelem University College, Baghdad, Iraq

Wan Hamidon Wan Badaruzzaman:Director of PRASARANA, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Ahmed W. Al Zand:Department of Civil Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
 

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