The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 70 (1992) > Issues > Issue 12 > In Situ Testing of a Composite Floor System
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In Situ Testing of a Composite Floor System

This paper describes an in situ load test conducted on the composite floor system of a typical modern commercial building. The test was conducted close to the completion of the building’s construction in order to assess the impact of the real boundary conditions on the structural characteristics of the floor system. The test details and the structure of the building are described, and the results of the test are presented and discussed. In addition the construction stage performance of the floor system is examined. Comparisons are drawn between the test results, current analytical methods, and laboratory tests on isolated beams. R.M. Lloyd and Professor H.D. Wright

Author(s): Lloyd, R M;Wright, H D

Keywords: floors;composite;insitu;beams;load testing;comparing;laboratory testing;numerical analysis;instrumentation;west building, university of wales, college of cardiff;suspended floors;monitoring;slabs;deflection;steel;strain;stiffness