The original SlimFlor long span steel deck, ComFlor® 210 has the capability to span up to 6 metres in unpropped construction. Suitable for use in Corus Slimdek® construction, which offers minimal structural depth, fast construction and many other benefits.
With cross and longitudinal stiffeners, ComFlor® 210 is structurally efficient and offers excellent composite action with the concrete.
Simple single bar reinforcement in each trough, combined withanti-crack mesh near the top of the concrete slab gives the composite slab superb structural strength and fire properties.
The nestable profile shape reduces transport and handling costs.
Up to 2 hours fire rating with unprotected soffit.
|ComFlor® 210 composite slab – volume and weight|
|Weight of concrete (kN/m2)|
|Normal weight concrete||Lightweight concrete|
|Slab depth (mm)||Concrete volume (m3/m2)||Wet||Dry||Wet||Dry|
Volume and weight table notes
1. Deck and beam deflection (i.e. ponding is not allowed for in the table).
2. Deck and mesh weight is not included in the weight of concrete figures.
3. Density of concrete is taken as:
- Normal weight (wet) 2400 kg/m3
- Normal weight (dry) 2350 kg/m3
- Lightweight (wet) 1900 kg/m3
- Lightweight (dry) 1800 kg/m3
|Section properties (per metre width)|
|Nominal thickness (mm)||Design thickness (mm)||Profile weight (kN/m2)||Area of steel (mm2/m)||Height to neutral axis (mm)||Moment of inertia (cm4/m)||Ultimate moment capacity (kNm/m)|
Corus Galvatite, hot dip zinc coated steel EN 10326-S350GD+Z275. Guaranteed minimum yield stress 350N/mm2. Minimum zinc coating mass 275g/m2 total both sides.
Quick reference tables
The quick reference load/span and fire design tables,in the ComFlor® manual are intended as a guide for initial design, based on the parameters stated below the tables.
Full design can be carried out using the free Comdek software.
BS 5950: Part 4 currently recommends that anticrack mesh should comprise 0.1% of slab area. The Eurocode 4 recommendation is that anticrack mesh should comprise 0.2% of slab area for unpropped spans and 0.4% of slab area for propped spans. The mesh shown in the quick reference tables complies with EC4 and the design program defaults to these values. Where EC4 mesh rules are used, the mesh may be reduced midspan. The reduced British Standard mesh values may still be used by overriding this default in the design program.
Where forklift truck (or other similar concentrated loading) is expected 0.5% minimum percentage reinforcement should be used over the supports and 2% elsewhere to control cracking. For further information refer to the ComFlor® manual.
Mesh top cover must be a minimum of 15mm, and a maximum of 30mm. Mesh laps are to be 300mm for A142 mesh and 400mm for A193, A252 & A393 mesh.
The Technical Department at Corus offers a comprehensive advisory service on design of composite flooring, which is available to all specifiers and users. Should queries arise which are not covered by this literature or by the Comdek software, please contact us.