The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 50 (1972) > Issues > Issue 9 > Experiments for the Design of a System Using Large Precast Concrete Panel Components
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Experiments for the Design of a System Using Large Precast Concrete Panel Components

The paper outlines the concept initially adopted in redesigning a method of system building for large panel structures and describes tests carried out to ensure the compliance of the proposed system with the Building (Fifth Amendment) Regulations. Full scale tests to failure were carried out on vertical shear joints, horizontal flank-wall joints and individual wall and floor components. In addition, assemblies of components and joints were subjected to static internal loadings. A design approach based on observed behaviour is outlined and discussed with reference to present design requirements. V. Watson and M.J.S. Hirst

Author(s): Watson, V;Hirst, M J S

Keywords: precast;large panel construction;concrete;tests;progressive collapse;design;connections