Lightweight Sandwich Construction

Lightweight Sandwich Construction

By: J. M. Davies (editor)Hardback

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Sandwich panels are being used increasingly as the cladding of buildings like factories, warehouses, cold stores and retail sheds. This is because they are light in weight, thermally efficient, aesthetically attractive and can be easily handled and erected. However, to date, an authoritative book on the subject was lacking. This new reference work aims to fill that gap. The designer, specifier and manufacturer of sandwich panels all require a great deal of information on a wide range of subjects. This book was written by a group of European experts under the editorship of a UK specialist in lightweight construction. It provides guidance on: � materials used in manufacture � thermal efficiency and air- and water-tightness � acoustic performance � performance in fire � durability � special problems of sandwich panels in cold stores and chill rooms � architectural and aesthetic considerations � structural design at the ultimate and serviceability limit states � additional structural considerations including fastenings, the effect of openings and the use of sandwich panels as load-bearing walls � test procedures The book concludes with some numerical design examples and is highly illustrated throughout.

About Author

J.M. Davies DSc, PhD, FREng, FICE, FIStructE is Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Manchester. He has spent a lifetime carrying out research and consultancy into many aspects of steel construction and has written more than 150 technical papers. In recent years, he has concentrated on aspects of lightweight construction, including cladding and its supporting members. Sandwich construction has been an important part of his work. At the University of Manchester, he has a large fire engineering laboratory and has developed an increasing interest in the performance of lightweight construction in fire. He is a joint author of Plastic Design to BS 5950, written for the Steel Construction Institute and published by Blackwell Science, and also The Manual of Stressed Skin Diaphragm Design.


List of Contributors. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Materials. 3. Thermal Performance and Water-Tightness. 4. Acoustics. 5. Fire. 6. Durability. 7. Refrigerated Warehouses, Cold Stores and Chill Rooms. 8. Special Architectural Applications. 9. Principles of Structural Behaviour. 10. Load-Bearing Capacity. 11. Loads, Load and Material Factors and Design Procedure. 12. Additional Structural Considerations. 13. Mechanical Testing. 14. Examples of Calculation Procedures. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780632040278
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9780632040278
  • weight: 778
  • ISBN10: 0632040270

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