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Hybrid Composite Precast Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081027219, 9780081027417

Hybrid Composite Precast Systems

1st Edition

Numerical Investigation to Construction

Author: Won-Kee Hong
eBook ISBN: 9780081027417
Paperback ISBN: 9780081027219
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 30th November 2019
Page Count: 493
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Table of Contents

1. Conventional precast assembly
2. Experimental investigation of precast concrete and precast steel-concrete composite frames having novel mechanical joints
3. The investigation of the structural performance of the hybrid composite precast frames with mechanical joints based on nonlinear finite element analysis
4. L-type hybrid precast frames with mechanical joints using laminated metal plates
5. Novel erection of precast frames using interlocking mechanical couplers
6. Novel precast frame for facile construction of low-rise buildings using mechanically assembled joint to replace conventional monolithic concrete frame
7. Novel pipe rack frames with rigid joints
8. Application to modular construction
9. Precast steel-concrete composite structural frames with monolithic joints
10. Artificial-intelligence-based design of ductile precast concrete beams


Hybrid Composite Precast Systems: Numerical Investigation to Construction focuses on the design and construction of novel composite precast frame systems that permit almost effortless erection and structural efficiency. The precast frame systems discussed in the book are similar to that of steel frames, but offer similar savings to concrete frames. The design of connections and detailed analysis of their structural behavior is discussed in detail. Fundamentals with regards to the post yield behavior of concrete and metal are also presented to illustrate how these two different materials are integrated together to remove individual material drawbacks.

Readers are given a broad introduction to existing technologies that are then combined with a description of the construction methods the author proposes. This book will help the end users become familiar with the existing types of structural forms, not just the "Lego" type frame system that the author proposes.

Key Features

  • Discusses how traditional construction methods can be replaced by innovative hybrid composite precast frame systems that provide rapid and effortless erection capabilities and structural efficiency
  • Contains several design examples using non-linear finite element analysis completed with Abaqus based-software
  • Contains new milestone inventions in construction that offer structural engineering solutions using a novel, modularized hybrid frame system
  • Provides information on structural testing that verifies the accuracy of the structural design


Civil and structural engineers, materials scientists, architects and structural designers; PhD students working in materials, structural design and construction


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About the Author

Won-Kee Hong

Dr. Won‐Kee Hong is a professor of architectural engineering at Kyung Hee University, South Korea. He received his master's and PhD degrees from UCLA, and has worked for Englekirk and Hart, Inc. (USA), Nihhon Sekkei (Japan), and the Samsung Engineering and Construction Company (Korea). Dr. Hong has more than 30 years of professional experience in structural and construction engineering. He has been both an inventor and researcher in the field of modularized hybrid composite structures. He is the author of more than 40 technical papers on modularized hybrid composite structures and over 100 patents both in Korea (over 100) and the USA (2 registered and 1 pending). He has been working with numerous industrial partners and implemented his construction methods in numerous construction companies. Recently, Dr. Hong has developed new connections that can be used with various types of frames including hybrid steel‐concrete precast composite frames, precast frames, and steel frames. These connections could contribute to the modular construction of heavy plant structures and buildings as well. As a registered engineer and university faculty member, he has been an invited speaker at international conferences, and a reviewer for proposals, books and papers in structural and constructional engineering fields.

Affiliations and Expertise

Kyung Hee University (College of Engineering, Architectural Engineering), South Korea