Session Start Date

10-17-1996

Abstract

European Recommendations [1] exist which provide calculation rules to determine the strength and stiffness of sandwich panels composed of two metal faces with a foam in between. In case of openings in such panels (e.g. for windows) an influence will appear with regard to the stiffness and loadbearing capacity. At the institute TNO Building and Construction Research this item has been studied (numerical and experimental) which has resulted in simple design rules in addition to the before mentioned calculation rules for panels without openings. The program has been executed with financial support of the European Community for Coal and Steel together with a number of Dutch panel manufacturers.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Meeting Name

13th International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

10-17-1996

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1996 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Structural Detailing of Openings in Sandwich Panels

European Recommendations [1] exist which provide calculation rules to determine the strength and stiffness of sandwich panels composed of two metal faces with a foam in between. In case of openings in such panels (e.g. for windows) an influence will appear with regard to the stiffness and loadbearing capacity. At the institute TNO Building and Construction Research this item has been studied (numerical and experimental) which has resulted in simple design rules in addition to the before mentioned calculation rules for panels without openings. The program has been executed with financial support of the European Community for Coal and Steel together with a number of Dutch panel manufacturers.