International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering - ACSEE 2013
Author(s) : MAHMOOD SERAJI, MARYAM VAFA, WAN HAMIDON WAN BADARUZZAMAN
This paper presents the parametric finite element modelling of a lightweight composite system known as Profiled Steel Sheet Dry Board (PSSDB) composed of cold-formed profiled steel sheet (PSS) and dry board (DB) connected together by self-tapping and self-drilling screws. The process of parametric modelling with regard to achieving optimised design of the PSS is explained. Three dimensional non-linear finite element PSSDB model has been parametrically developed using Ansys Parametric Design Language (APDL). It is revealed that this approach can speed up the optimisation process considerably and acts as a very effective tool to the optimisation processes.