New joint between slabs and walls, easy to install, which avoids stress transmission between structural elements and interior walls
Researchers from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) have developed a board that solves the encounter between slabs and walls, designed to prevent the stress transmission between such components, essentially due to slabs’ deformations. This solution, valid for walls and floors of every kind and nature, will allow to visually detect the correct positioning of the joint between the wall and the upper slab. In addition, it prevents the appearance of fissures and cracks in walls due to excessive deflection of slabs.
The solution consists of a device designed to solve the joint that occurs in the encounter between the walls and slabs in buildings. The system proposed does not allow transmitting the slab deformation to the interior walls. This joint is placed during the wall construction, in its encounter with the top slab.
It is a prefabricated element easy to carry and handle.
“Our solution will reduce the transmission of forces between the slabs and interior walls, both in new construction and renovation”
“The solution developed avoids the appearance of cracks and fissures in walls due to excessive deflection of slabs”
Fidel Carrasco; e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomás Gil; e:email@example.com
Amparo Verdú; e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Area
Centre of Support for Technological Innovation – UPM