Direct Fastening Systems - Steel Deck Attachment
|Powder Actuated Fasteners on Open Web Steel Joist||
EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION ON THE EFFECTS OF POWDER ACTUATED FASTENERS ON OPEN WEB STEEL JOISTS
A series of 10 full scale tests were conducted on roof subassemblages consisting of open web steel joists and roof deck. In these specimens the roof deck was fastened to the joists by using either typical 5/8 inch diameter puddle welds or by using power actuated fasteners (PAFs). PAFs are small high strength nails pneumatically or powder driven through the roof deck into the joist top chord angles. In these tests, the joists and roof deck were loaded to failure under downward acting vertical loads.
|Powder Actuated Fastening Systems (DX)|