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Out-of-plane seismic performance of plasterboard partitions via quasi-static tests

Petrone, C; Magliulo, G; Lopez, P; Manfredi, G; (2016) Out-of-plane seismic performance of plasterboard partitions via quasi-static tests. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering , 49 (1) pp. 125-137. Green open access

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Abstract

Internal partitions, as many nonstructural components, should be subjected to a careful and rational seismic design, as for structural elements. A quasi-static test campaign aimed at the evaluation of the out-of-plane seismic performance of Siniat plasterboard internal partitions with steel studs is conducted according to FEMA 461 testing protocol. Four tall, i.e. 5 m high, specimens are selected from the range of internal partition developed in Europe by Siniat, a leading supplier of plasterboard components in Europe. Under the specified testing protocol, a significant nonlinear pinched behavior of the tested specimen is observed. The pinched behavior is caused by the damage in the screwed connections, whose cyclic behavior is strongly degrading. Both stiffness and strength of the specimens are significantly influenced by the board typology and the amount of screwed connections. Finally, it is concluded that Eurocodes significantly underestimate the resisting bending moment of the tested specimens.

Type: Article
Title: Out-of-plane seismic performance of plasterboard partitions via quasi-static tests
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.nzsee.org.nz/publications/nzsee-quarter...
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2016, New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Inc. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Nonstructural components, internal partitions, quasi-static test, seismic performance, cold-formed steel stud
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1496935
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