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Response of precast foamed concrete sandwich panels to flexural loading


Mugahed Amran, Y. H. and Muhammad Rashid, ‪Raizal Saifulnaz and Hejazi, Farzad and Safiee, Nor Azizi and A.A., Abang Ali (2016) Response of precast foamed concrete sandwich panels to flexural loading. Journal of Building Engineering, 7. pp. 143-158. ISSN 2352-7102


This paper presents the results of an experimental and analytical investigation of a total of six precast foamed concrete sandwich panels (PFCSPs) as one-way acting slabs tested under flexural loads. Foamed concrete of 25.73 MPa was used to produce the PFCSP concrete wythes. The results obtained from the tests have been discussed in terms of ultimate flexural strength capacity, moment-vertical deflection profile, load–strain relationship, strain variation across the slab depth, influence of aspect ratio, cracking patterns, and ultimate flexural load at failure. An analytical study of finite element analysis (FEA) as a one-way slab model was then conducted. The increase in aspect ratio (L/d) from 18.33 to 26.67 shows a reduction of 50% and 69.6% on the ultimate flexural strength capacity as obtained experimentally and in FEA models, respectively. Theoretical analyses on the extremes of fully composite and non-composite actions were also determined. The experimental results showed that cracking patterns were observed in one direction only, similar to those reported on a reinforced concrete solid slab, as well as precast concrete sandwich panels, when both concrete wythes act in a single composite manner. The experimental results were compared with FEA model data, and a significant degree of accuracy was obtained. Therefore, the PFCSP slab can serve as an alternative to the normal concrete slab system in buildings.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2016.06.006
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Precast concrete sandwich panel (PCSP); Foamed concrete (FC); Precast foamed concrete sandwich panel (PFCSP); Finite element analysis (FEA); Vertical deflection; Composite actions; Aspect ratio; Crack patterns; Ultimate flexural strength capacity
Depositing User: Ms. Ainur Aqidah Hamzah
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2022 08:49
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2022 08:49
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