Stressed skin action in sandwich panel roofs

J. Michael Davies, Michael Roberts, Yong Wang

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The state-of-the-art in stressed skin theory is little changed since the early 1980’s. Recent developments have required researchers to return to this scenario in order to consider the implications of ‘parasitic’ (unwanted) stressed skin action in portal frame buildings of greatly increased scale. A particular feature is the introduction of new cladding systems that were not available at that time. This paper shows the steps that need to be considered when a new cladding system (sandwich panels) is to be introduced into the existing state of the art. It is considered to be important that research groups throughout the world work together in harmony in this context in order to maintain consistency.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2019
Event9th International Conference on Steel and Aluminium Structures - Bradford, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Jul 20195 Jul 2019
Conference number: 9


Conference9th International Conference on Steel and Aluminium Structures
Abbreviated titleICSAS19
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Steel structures
  • Stability
  • Structure cladding interaction
  • Stressed skin design
  • Design methodology


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