Composite Steel and Concrete Structural Members

Composite Steel and Concrete Structural Members

Fundamental Behaviour

1st Edition - November 22, 1995

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  • Authors: D.J. Oehlers, M.A. Bradford
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483287713

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This book deals with the analysis and behaviour of composite structural members that are made by joining a steel component to a concrete component. The emphasis of the book is to impart a fundamental understanding of how composite structures work, so engineers develop a feel for the behaviour of the structure, often missing when design is based solely by using codes of practice or by the direct application of prescribed equations. It is not the object to provide quick design procedures for composite members, as these are more than adequately covered by recourse to such aids as safe load tables. The subject should therefore be of interest to practising engineers, particularly if they are involved in the design of non-standard or unusual composite structures for buildings and bridges, or are involved in assessing, upgrading, strengthening or repairing existing composite structures. The fundamentals in composite construction are covered first, followed by more advanced topics that include: behaviour of mechanical and rib shear connectors; local buckling; beams with few shear connectors; moment redistribution and lateral-distortional buckling in continuous beams; longitudinal splitting; composite beams with service ducts; composite profiled beams and profiled slabs; composite columns; and the fatigue design and assessment of composite bridge beams.


For practising and consulting engineers and undergraduate and postgraduate students studying the behaviour of composite structures.

Table of Contents

  • Section headings, chapters and selected subchapters: Preface. Contents of Examples. Notation. Introduction. Composite Construction. Types of composite construction. General behaviour of composite columns. Material Properties. Material Properties Under Static Loads. Steel component. Mechanical shear connectors. Longitudinal shear strength of reinforced concrete element. Rib shear connectors. Material Properties Under Fatigue Loads. Endurance based procedures. Residual strength based procedures. Stud shear connectors. Geometric Dimensions. Effective Size of Reinforced Concrete Elements. General. Effective width. Effective section of composite element. Local Buckling of Steel Elements. Introduction. Steel web and flange members. Composite members. Standard Composite Steel and Concrete Beams. Behaviour Under Serviceability Loads. Material properties. Partial interaction. Full interaction. Method of construction. Lack of fit. General analysis techniques. Ultimate Strength Rigid Plastic Analysis. Rigid plastic material properties. Flexural strength of positive or sagging regions. Variations along the shear spans of composite beams. Limited Slip Capacity of Shear Connectors. Linear elastic analysis. Linear elastic and rigid plastic. Non-linear procedure. Moment Redistribution within Continuous Composite Beams. Continuous steel beams. Continuous composite beams. Lateral-Distortional Buckling. Lateral-distortional buckling of steel beams. Lateral-distortional buckling of composite beams. Inverted U-frame approach. Transfer of Shear Connector Forces into Concrete Element. Spliting Forces. Splitting. General analysis. Application. Stud shear connectors. Post Cracking Dowel Strength. Qualitative behaviour due to transverse reinforcement. Straight reinforcing bars. Hooped reinforcing bars. Longitudinal Shear Forces. Introduction. Shear flow planes. Shear flow forces. Shear flow strengths. References. Embedment Forces. Introduction. Embedment forces. Shear embedment strength. Interaction between shear and axial forces. Detailing. Composite Forms of Construction. Composite Beams with Service Ducts. Analysis philosophy. Pure flexural capacity. Pure shear capacity. Interaction between shear and flexure. Detailing. Composite Profiles Slabs and Profiled Decking. Behaviour of steel decking during construction loads. Composite slab behaviour. Composite beams with composite slabs. References. Composite Profiled Beams. Behaviour of profiled trough girders. Composite profiled beams in flexure. Local buckling in composite profiled beams. Ductility. Service load behaviour. Behaviour under fire. Composite Columns. Introduction. Encased columns. Concrete-filled steel tubes. Fatigue Degradation of Composite Bridge Beams. Applied loads. Cyclic stress resultants. Fatigue analysis. Non-welded steel components. Welded stud shear connectors. Welded steel components. Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 588
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1995
  • Published: November 22, 1995
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483287713

About the Authors

D.J. Oehlers

Affiliations and Expertise

The University of Adelaide, Australia

M.A. Bradford

Affiliations and Expertise

The University of New South Wales, Australia

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