Elementary Behaviour of Composite Steel and Concrete Structural Members

1st Edition

Authors: Deric Oehlers Mark A. Bradford
Paperback ISBN: 9780750632690
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st September 1999
Page Count: 280


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This book is aimed at developing elementary analysis skills, familiarity and an intuitive feel for composite construction that is required by undergraduate and graduate students, and by structural engineers. It does not require a prior knowledge of advanced analysis and design techniques, and builds on simple concepts such as statics and the mechanics of materials. A topic is first introduced by a brief description, with numerous carefully-chosen examples forming an integral part of the main text. Working through the examples allows the reader to gain a full understanding of the subject, as a technique is illustrated by its application to designing new structures, or in the important area of assessing and upgrading existing structures.

The techniques described for the analysis of standard structures form a basis for understanding the way composite structures work, and these techniques are applied to many non-standard forms of composite construction that are not, or rarely, covered in national standards. The book is an essential purchase for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of structural/civil engineering and architecture, as well as all practising structural and civil engineers.

Key Features

Covers practical applications not covered in codes, such as service ducts, splitting, upgrading existing structures and non-standard forms of composite construction Topics are embellished by working through numerous unique and carefully-chosen examples that form an integral part of the subject material Not orientated to specific codes, so that principles can be applied to any national design standard


Undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students of structural/civil engineering and architecture; practising structural and civil engineers worldwide.

Table of Contents

Preface; Notation; Introduction; Sizing of Members; Elastic Analysis of Composite Beams; Rigid Plastic Analysis of Simply Supported Beams; Mechanical Shear Connectors; Transfer of Longitudinal Shear Forces; Stocky Columns; Slender Columns; Post-Cracking Dowel Strength; Rigid Plastic Analysis of Continuous Composite Beams; Lateral-Distortional Buckling; General Fatigue Analysis Procedures; Fatigue Analysis of Stud Shear Connectors; Index.


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About the Author

Deric Oehlers

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Adelaide

Mark A. Bradford

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Civil Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of New South Wales