Experimental Research of Assembly-Box Concrete Hollow Floor System under Gravity Load
Assembly-box concrete hollow floor is a new kind of cellular voided floor structure, in which a lot of prefabricated box-shaped interior forms are placed regularly on the formwork before the floor concrete is cast. The new type of box-shaped filler is termed assembly-box and could behave as load-bearing elements. Such floor system has many advantages, such as low self-weight, good mechanical behavior, equally flexural stiffness in two directions and high voided rate. The characteristic of this floor structure is the combination of precast assembly-box and cast-in orthogonal grids of ribs. For the purpose of understanding the behavior of this floor, a test has been carried out with three scale specimens under vertical loading. All experimental values provide essentially the same result that a typical flexural failure occurred under ultimate load and the structural system of assembly-box hollow could behave like an overall cast-in hollow floor. A part of the top plate in assembly-box could be viewed as the flange of rib beam during the process of structural design.
Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li
J. Y. Liu et al., "Experimental Research of Assembly-Box Concrete Hollow Floor System under Gravity Load", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 193-197, 2011