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OZM WALL

ENGINEERING DESIGN GUIDELINES
Version C1
Issued 05.09.2011

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THESE DESIGN GUIDELINES AS THEY APPLY TO THE USE OF OZM WALL PANELS AS A LOAD-BEARING STRUCTURAL
ELEMENT.

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5 2.0 INTRODUCTION TO OZM WALL Page 4 2.3 2.4 2.1 3.CONTENTS 1.3 2|Page Page 6 OZM168 Axial Load Capacity Flexural Capacity In-plane Shear Capacity Page 6 Page 8 Page 8 OZM200 Axial Load Capacity Flexural Capacity In-plane Shear Capacity Page 9 Page 11 Page 11 OZM218 Axial Load Capacity Flexural Capacity In-plane Shear Capacity Page 12 Page 14 Page 14 .2 2.2 3.0 What are OZM Wall panels? Product Dimensions Concrete Filling of OZM Wall panels Reinforcing OZM Wall panels OZM Walls subjected to Earthquake Loads Fire Resistance Period of OZM Walls STRUCTURAL CAPACITY CHARTS 3.1 2.0 HOW TO USE THESE GUIDELINES Page 3 2.5 Page 4 Page 4 Page 4 Page 5 Page 5 Page 5 3.

when the system is used as lost formwork.0 HOW TO USE THESE GUIDELINES The “OZM Wall Engineering Design Guidelines” addresses the approach to structural capacity for the OZM Wall system. The guidelines are not intended as a stand alone code of practice and should be read and interpreted in conjunction with the relevant Australian Standards and Building codes including but not limited to: • AS 1170.1.0 – 2002 • AS 3600 – 2009 • BCA 2011 Wind Loads Concrete Structures Building Code of Australia Limitations Application of these guidelines is limited to – - walls constructed in accordance with the requirements of AS3600 and AS3610 - vertical walls restrained top and bottom (not cantilevered) - structural capacities of the completed wall as a load-bearing concrete wall element This guide does not address the performance of OZM Wall panels as a formwork system during construction. 3|Page .

to assist in achieving a high quality of compaction and ease of filling.1 What are OZM Wall panels? OZM Wall panels are a lost formwork system. 2. 4|Page . It is recommended that for OZM168 panels.3 Concrete Filling of OZM panels OZM Wall panels can be filled with concrete in a similar manner to conventionally formed reinforced concrete walls. There are no metal components in an OZM panel.au for information on the supply of longer panels.com. a mix design adopting a maximum aggregate size of 10mm should be considered. and the project structural engineer should issue project-specific specifications for the placement of concrete into OZM Wall panels on this basis. OZM Wall panels effectively create a reinforced concrete wall that can be designed – with limitations as described below – as a wall to AS3600. OZM panels are made from a composite fibre cement board with a high strength-to-weight ratio. that can be reinforced and concrete-filled to create a load-bearing reinforced concrete wall system that can meet the requirements of Australian Standards and the Building Code of Australia. Contact Ozwall at www.2 Product Dimensions OZM Wall panels are manufactured to the dimensions shown below.0 INTRODUCTION TO OZM WALL 2. Placement of concrete should occur consistent with the requirements of AS3600 and AS3610.2.ozwall. Currently the maximum sheet size is 3000mm long. When used as a lost formwork system only. 2.

to coordinate with the dimensional set-out of the vertical web openings within the OZM Wall panel.2.7. and should be assessed and detailed as a part of the overall structural load-resisting system in accordance with AS1170.4 (2007).4 (2007). Typically reinforcement spacing should be specified at multiples of 300mm both vertically and horizontally. Horizontal Reinforcement for Restraint/Shrinkage Cracking OZM Walls with control joints at maximum 8 metre centres can be considered unrestrained for the purposes of crack control reinforcement design. If walls are considered restrained by the definitions of AS3600. similar to a conventionally-formed reinforced concrete wall detailed in accordance with AS3600.6 Fire Resistance Period of OZM Walls The fire resistance period of OZM Walls can be calculated in accordance with AS3600 Section 5. If reinforced horizontally and vertically. 5|Page .7.7. Crack control performance equivalent to providing minimum reinforcement to AS3600 Clause 11. OZM Walls should be considered as unreinforced concrete. 2. the full thickness of the OZM wall section can be considered. and should be assessed and detailed appropriately as a part of the overall structural load-resisting system. 2. or masonry elements. and hence horizontal reinforcement is not required for crack control if the wall is unrestrained.4 Reinforcing OZM Wall panels Both horizontal and vertical reinforcement can be provided in OZM Wall panels. this will mean that unreinforced OZM Walls should not be utilised in structures with an effective height of greater than 15 metres.1 is provided by the OZM Wall lost formwork shell.5 OZM Walls Subjected to Earthquake Loads Without reinforcement. then horizontal reinforcement in accordance with AS3600 Clause 11. When considering minimum effective thickness of walls.2 should be provided by the design engineer. OZM Walls can be considered as limited ductile reinforced concrete shear walls in accordance with the definitions within AS1170. Generally.

being – - OZM168 - OZM200 - OZM218 The following structural capacities are provided in this guide – - AXIAL LOAD CAPACITY Load capacities are presented based on standard eccentricities for continuous or discontinuous floors. - FLEXURAL CAPACITY If the wall is subject to significant axial compression force. Control joints in walls should be carefully considered in the design. with wall capacities presented for various effective heights of walls in accordance with AS3600 Section 11. 6|Page . i.e greater than 0. and are presented based on a minimum amount of reinforcement to be provided in both horizontal and vertical directions.0.0 STRUCTURAL CAPACITY CHARTS The following charts present structural design capacities for each Ozwall OZM Wall series. the engineer should – - Determine the maximum moment on the wall from the horizontal load Convert the moment to an additional equivalent vertical load eccentricity Determine the reduced axial capacity of the wall under the additional vertical load eccentricity If there are no significant vertical loads applied to the wall. - IN-PLANE HORIZONTAL SHEAR CAPACITY In-plane horizontal shear capacities are calculated in accordance with AS3600. as these create in-plane shear discontinuity in the walls.3.03 fc’ or 2. Capacities are only provided for walls where Hw/Lw is less than 1. which needs to be considered when assessing the ration of Hw/Lw in accordance with AS3600.0 MPa. a maximum ultimate uniformly distributed horizontal load can be applied in accordance with the values given in the tables.

placed central in the wall 7|Page .w f'c (Mpa) H.050t.167t.1 OZM168 AXIAL COMPRESSION CAPACITY Values below are the maximum ultimate compression capacity.00 168 Continuous Floor e=0. in kN/m OZM K = 1.3.wu (mm) 25 32 4500 622 4200 691 3900 Discontinuous Floor e=0.w f'c (Mpa) 40 25 32 40 796 995 427 546 683 885 1106 496 635 793 756 967 1209 560 717 896 3600 815 1043 1304 620 793 992 3300 870 1114 1392 675 864 1080 3000 920 1178 1472 725 928 1160 2700 965 1236 1545 770 986 1232 2400 1006 1288 1609 811 1038 1297 2100 1042 1333 1667 846 1083 1354 1800 1073 1373 1716 877 1123 1404 NOTE: Provide N12-900 vertical starter bars 800mm long overall.

75 168 Continuous Floor e=0.w f'c (Mpa) H.167t. placed central in the wall 8|Page . in kN/m OZM K = 0.w f'c (Mpa) Discontinuous Floor e=0.wu (mm) 25 32 40 25 32 40 4500 857 1097 1371 661 847 1058 4200 896 1146 1433 700 896 1121 3900 932 1193 1491 737 943 1178 3600 965 1236 1545 770 986 1232 3300 996 1275 1594 801 1025 1281 3000 1024 1311 1639 829 1061 1327 2700 1050 1344 1680 855 1094 1367 2400 1073 1373 1716 877 1123 1404 2100 1093 1399 1748 898 1149 1436 1800 1110 1421 1776 915 1171 1464 NOTE: To achieve fixity.1 OZM168 AXIAL COMPRESSION CAPACITY Values below are the maximum ultimate compression capacity.3. provide N12-600 vertical starter bars 1000mm long overall.050t.

96 3.86 4.24 4. and should be lapped as required in accordance with AS3600.15 12.91 1.93 4.27 2.88 13.43 10.06 6.0 (ultimate in-plane shear capacity in kN/m) f'c (Mpa) 25 32 40 N12-900 49 52 54 N12-600 65 67 70 N12-300 111 113 116 N16-300 186 188 191 N20-300 277 280 282 9|Page .74 2.21 2. in kPa. OZM 168 N12 Vertical reinforcement spacing (mm) 900 600 300 1.11 2.98 17.3. Vertical reinforcement as noted in the table is continuous vertical reinforcement placed centrally.80 3.42 3.49 1.wu (mm) 4500 4200 3900 3600 3300 3000 2700 2400 2100 1800 IN-PLANE HORIZONTAL SHEAR CAPACITY Values below are the maximum ultimate horizontal in-plane shear capacity in kN/m length of wall.58 6.44 H.40 8.30 1. and should be lapped as required in accordance with AS3600.99 8.64 7.75 5.22 24.62 5. OZM Lesser of horz reo and vert reo 168 Hw/Lw < 1.1 OZM168 FLEXURAL CAPACITY Values below are the maximum ultimate uniformly distributed horizontal load.50 2.60 5.96 8. Reinforcement as noted in the table is continuous reinforcement placed centrally.04 3.

w f'c (Mpa) Discontinuous Floor e=0.3.167t.00 200 Continuous Floor e=0.050t.wu (mm) 25 32 40 25 32 40 4500 965 1236 1545 733 938 1173 4200 1022 1309 1636 790 1011 1264 3900 1075 1377 1721 843 1079 1349 3600 1125 1439 1799 892 1142 1427 3300 1170 1497 1872 937 1200 1500 3000 1211 1550 1938 979 1253 1566 2700 1248 1598 1997 1016 1300 1625 2400 1282 1641 2051 1049 1343 1679 2100 1311 1678 2098 1079 1381 1726 1800 1337 1711 2139 1104 1414 1767 NOTE: Provide N12-900 vertical starter bars 800mm long overall. in kN/m OZM K = 1. placed central in the wall 10 | P a g e .2 OZM200 AXIAL COMPRESSION CAPACITY Values below are the maximum ultimate compression capacity.w f'c (Mpa) H.

3.2 OZM200 AXIAL COMPRESSION CAPACITY Values below are the maximum ultimate compression capacity.w f'c (Mpa) Discontinuous Floor e=0.050t. provide N12-600 vertical starter bars 1000mm long overall.w f'c (Mpa) H. placed central in the wall 11 | P a g e .167t.wu (mm) 25 32 40 25 32 40 4500 1159 1483 1854 926 1186 1482 4200 1191 1524 1905 958 1227 1533 3900 1221 1563 1953 988 1265 1581 3600 1248 1598 1997 1016 1300 1625 3300 1274 1631 2038 1041 1333 1666 3000 1297 1660 2075 1065 1363 1703 2700 1318 1687 2109 1086 1390 1737 2400 1337 1711 2139 1104 1414 1767 2100 1353 1732 2165 1121 1435 1793 1800 1368 1751 2188 1135 1453 1816 NOTE: To achieve fixity. in kN/m OZM K = 0.75 200 Continuous Floor e=0.

75 1.16 6.41 2.0 (ultimate in-plane shear capacity in kN/m) f'c (Mpa) 25 32 40 N12-900 54 57 60 N12-600 70 73 76 N12-300 116 119 122 N16-300 193 196 199 N20-300 286 289 292 12 | P a g e .72 5.2 OZM200 FLEXURAL CAPACITY Values below are the maximum ultimate uniformly distributed horizontal load.56 8.34 16.32 2.68 4.66 H.71 7.3.34 10.90 21.wu (mm) 4500 4200 3900 3600 3300 3000 2700 2400 2100 1800 IN-PLANE HORIZONTAL SHEAR CAPACITY Values below are the maximum ultimate horizontal in-plane shear capacity in kN/m length of wall.83 29.11 3. and should be lapped as required in accordance with AS3600.45 2.58 2.41 8.82 3. and should be lapped as required in accordance with AS3600.82 2. Vertical reinforcement as noted in the table is continuous vertical reinforcement placed centrally. OZM Lesser of horz reo and vert reo 200 Hw/Lw < 1.18 5.89 14. OZM 200 N12 Vertical reinforcement spacing (mm) 900 600 300 1.94 4.39 6.26 10. Reinforcement as noted in the table is continuous reinforcement placed centrally.37 4.59 13.79 9.56 5.47 3.68 7. in kPa.

w f'c (Mpa) H.wu (mm) 25 32 40 25 32 40 4500 1145 1466 1832 892 1142 1427 4200 1197 1532 1915 944 1208 1510 3900 1245 1594 1993 992 1270 1587 3600 1290 1651 2064 1037 1327 1659 3300 1331 1704 2130 1078 1380 1725 3000 1369 1752 2190 1115 1428 1785 2700 1403 1796 2245 1149 1471 1839 2400 1433 1835 2293 1180 1510 1888 2100 1460 1869 2336 1207 1544 1931 1800 1483 1899 2373 1230 1574 1968 NOTE: Provide N12-900 vertical starter bars 800mm long overall. placed central in the wall 13 | P a g e . in kN/m OZM K = 1.00 218 Continuous Floor e=0.050t.3 OZM218 AXIAL COMPRESSION CAPACITY Values below are the maximum ultimate compression capacity.167t.3.w f'c (Mpa) Discontinuous Floor e=0.

in kN/m OZM K = 0.3. provide N16-900 vertical starter bars 1200mm long overall.75 218 Continuous Floor e=0. placed central in the wall 14 | P a g e .w f'c (Mpa) H.w f'c (Mpa) Discontinuous Floor e=0.wu (mm) 25 32 40 25 32 40 4500 1321 1691 2114 1068 1367 1709 4200 1351 1729 2161 1097 1404 1755 3900 1378 1763 2204 1124 1439 1799 3600 1403 1796 2245 1149 1471 1839 3300 1426 1825 2282 1173 1501 1876 3000 1447 1852 2315 1194 1528 1910 2700 1466 1877 2346 1213 1552 1940 2400 1483 1899 2373 1230 1574 1968 2100 1498 1918 2397 1245 1594 1992 1800 1511 1935 2418 1258 1610 2013 NOTE: To achieve fixity.3 OZM218 AXIAL COMPRESSION CAPACITY Values below are the maximum ultimate compression capacity.167t.050t.

99 2.87 11. Reinforcement as noted in the table is continuous reinforcement placed centrally.70 3.49 6. and should be lapped as required in accordance with AS3600.30 32.72 4.23 4.21 2.59 H.85 9.74 2.73 4.83 7.24 14.94 2.86 16. in kPa.3 OZM200 FLEXURAL CAPACITY Values below are the maximum ultimate uniformly distributed horizontal load.95 10.99 5.98 11.15 3. and should be lapped as required in accordance with AS3600.33 7.3.17 18.97 23.47 6. OZM 218 N12 Vertical reinforcement spacing (mm) 900 600 300 1.wu (mm) 4500 4200 3900 3600 3300 3000 2700 2400 2100 1800 IN-PLANE HORIZONTAL SHEAR CAPACITY Values below are the maximum ultimate horizontal in-plane shear capacity in kN/m length of wall.31 3. Vertical reinforcement as noted in the table is continuous vertical reinforcement placed centrally.00 2.61 5.0 (ultimate in-plane shear capacity in kN/m) f'c (Mpa) 25 32 40 N12-900 57 60 63 N12-600 72 76 79 N12-300 119 123 126 N16-300 196 200 203 N20-300 291 294 297 15 | P a g e .11 9.07 8.91 5. OZM Lesser of horz reo and vert reo 218 Hw/Lw < 1.

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