GFRP connectors for thin topping timber-concrete composites

Jonathan Skinner, Elin Salisbury, Richard Harris

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Abstract

Thin concrete toppings can be applied to existing timber floors to form a composite, thereby improving the floor’s serviceability performance. Critical to the success of the upgrade is the effectiveness of the shear connectors which transfer forces between the timber floor and topping. This paper presents the results of pushout testing of a novel glass fibre reinforced polymer plate connector which demonstrate that the connectors have greater strength and stiffness compared to self-tapping screws.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-479
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Wood and Wood Products
Volume74
Issue number3
Early online date3 Oct 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2016

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