The design of the floor structure depends on the loading on the floor, choice of constituent building materials, the type of finish desired on the floor, thermal mass / in-floor-heating considerations, ...Floors constitute a major and an important element in your dream house / building.
In our discusion of the anatomy of a building floor we talked about the floor structure as being the skeleton. Typically, the floor fuction, and the aesthetic considerations (the looks)dictate the choice of the floor type to be used.
InputDead and Live loads on the floor, such as the seld loading of the floor structure, and the floor finish, loading from equipment and appliances, occupant load, and loading from extreme forces such as earthquakes, ...
FloorsAs I discussed in the structural member configuration the floor structure has to be designed in such a way that it can safely transfer the input loads to the supporting elements.
Ultimately, all the loding imposed on the floor has to be transfered to the supporting beams, columns if any, load-bearing walls, then to the building foundation and finally to mother earth.
The design of the floor-structure will depend on the major constituent materials as we discussed in the anatomy of a building floor. As far as the floor structure is concerned, the more common ones today are ...
OutputIn designing the floor structure as a system, we have to ensure that the loads from the floor structure can be safely carried by the supporting medium, the floor beams, columns if any, and the load bearing walls.
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