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|Type of Document
||Hillman, John R.
||Innovative lightweight floor systems for steel framed buildings /1990.
||Master of Science
|Murray, Thomas M.
|Barker, Richard M.
|Easterling, William Samuel
|Date of Defense
For decades engineers have been concerned with finding ways to reduce the
dead load of a buildings structural system. This thesis investigates the potential of
reducing the dead load of a structure by creating new lighter-weight floor systems
using various configurations of mixed materials. Floor systems have a/ways been
one of the heaviest components of a buildings structural system, and therefore
comprise a significant portion of the structures dead load. As a result, by
developing a substantially lighter-weight floor system it should be possible to
reduce the entire weight of a buildings structural system, from the framing
members down to the foundations. This paper presents some alternatives that
might be considered in designing these lightweight floors.
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