Creep Behavior of Wood I-Joist and OSB Floor Systems

B. Wisniewski, H. B. Manbeck, J. J. Janowiak

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Abstract

The creep response of a floor system fabricated with wood I-joists and oriented strand board (OSB) sheathing was measured for 280 days under uniformly distributed sustained loads equivalent to design dead plus 25% of design live loads. Creep response of the floor system nearly stabilized after 168 days of loading. The ratios of total to initial joist deflections after 168 and 280 days of loading were 1.76 and 1.73, respectively. The deflection ratio was 57 % greater than that reported by Fridely, et al. (1997a) for a floor system fabricated with dimension lumber joists and plywood sheathing. Differences in observed creep responses, however, might be influenced by test exposure conditions. Fridley, et al. tests were conducted under constant temperature and humidity; study test temperature and humidity varied as in a typical house.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages3601-3610
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Event2000 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Technical Papers: Engineering Solutions for a New Century - Milwaukee, WI., United States
Duration: Jul 9 2000Jul 12 2000

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Other2000 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Technical Papers: Engineering Solutions for a New Century
CountryUnited States
CityMilwaukee, WI.
Period7/9/007/12/00

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Wisniewski, B., Manbeck, H. B., & Janowiak, J. J. (2000). Creep Behavior of Wood I-Joist and OSB Floor Systems. 3601-3610. Paper presented at 2000 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Technical Papers: Engineering Solutions for a New Century, Milwaukee, WI., United States.