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Final report on Contract No 7210-PR/115, 1 July 1998 to 30 June 2001.

This project addressed the composite action between light steel members and other dry materials such as boards and gypsum products. The research covered:
- studies of the composite action of light steel frames with floor boarding regarding stiffness, vibration reduction, sound properties and fire behaviour;
- studies of various forms of construction based on studs with whole or slotted webs, mineral wool and boards for external and internal walls regarding normal and transversal strength, sound properties, thermal and hygrothermal behaviour and fire resistance;
- studies of a new type of prefabricated composite steel and gypsum board for internal or external walls based on steel cassettes with attached boarding and mineral wool;
- studies of resistance to horizontal loading of light walls including the effect of double layers of boards and the effects of ties to brick walls;
- the development of timber-steel composites for roofing;
- the development of a cassette roofing system;
- a review and comparison of requirements and standards in the participating countries.

Additional information

Authors: STROMBERG J, Plannja AB, Lule? (SE);STRÖMBERG J, Plannja AB, Luleå (SE);LAWSON M, Steel Construction Institute, Ascot (GB);KERGEN R, Cockerill Sambre, Ougrée (BE);MOUTAFIDOU A, EKO Stahl, Eisenhüttenstadt (DE);MONONEN T, Rautaruukki, Raahe (FI);JOHANSSON B, Luleå Technical University, Luleå (SE);NIEMINEN J, VTT, Espoo (FI)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20375 EN (2002), pp.315. Euro: 48.00
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-20375-EN-S Available from EUR-OP sales agents. URL:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-3946-7
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