International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 2 (2012) No. 2, pages: 159-161, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.2.2.176

Experimental Study on the Compressive Membrane Action in Profiled Steel Sheet Dry Board (PSSDB) Floor System

Mahmood Seraji, W. H. Wan Badaruzzaman, S. A. Osman


This paper describes the experimental work conducted at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia to examine the capability of the profiled steel sheet dry board (PSSDB) system to develop the compressive membrane action (CMA) in the floor. The development of the CMA inside the floor is strictly associated with the horizontal movement of the slab end under the vertical loading. Therefore, the simply supported PSSDB floor was tested under vertical uniformly distributed load. Study of results revealed that the recorded horizontal movement at the roller support of the slab is 0.81 mm in the pin- roller supported case. This proves that the PSSDB floor has the potential to develop the CMA under the pin-pin support condition.


compressive membrane action; horizontal movement; flexural capacity; experimental work

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