American Journal of Applied Sciences

Influence of Fasteners Disposition on Behaviour of Timber-Framed Walls with Double Fibre-Plaster Coating Boards

M.Kuhta and M.Premrov

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.1.6

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 1

Pages 1-6

Abstract

This paper provides experimental analysis of timber-framed walls, coated with double fibre-plaster coating boards fastened to the timber frame. As the walls under a horizontal load actually behave like a deep composite beam, the fasteners disposition is very important and directly influences bearing capacity and stiffness of the wall. Therefore, three different groups of test samples with staple distances of s = 37.5, 75 and 150 mm were experimentally analysed and compared. For groups G2 and G3 the failure of FPB occurred. It has been shown that proposed simplified Eurocode 5 methods, applicable for wood-based sheathing board might be unsuitable for the problems presented.

Copyright

© 2008 M.Kuhta and M.Premrov . This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.