FastFloor Residential Testing Report
The goal of the FastFloor Residential project is to create a new floor system that is lightweight, fast to construct and nonproprietary. FastFloor Residential strives to achieve this by using 3 in. deep steel deck of 18 gauge that is fastened back-to-back to create a cellular deck. The cellular deck is then topped with a cementitious panel that is screwed to the steel deck. A series of physical four-point bending tests on this unique cellular steel deck composite with cementitious panels floor system were conducted in the Thin-Walled Structures Lab at Johns Hopkins University. The goal of the testing is to understand the behavior of the composite action between the steel deck and cementitious panel, identify the failure modes, and evaluate the strength and stiffness of the composite floor system.
deck, cementitous panel, compsite flexural strength