COMPOSITE BEAMS WITH FORMED STEEL DECK

The results are presented of 17 full-scale tests of composite beams incorporating formed steel decks. The results were analyzed in conjunction with 58 additional tests conducted by other investigators. This report evaluates shear connector capacity and beam flexural capacity and behavior, and compares such capacity and behavior with existing design criteria. The flexural capacity of a composite beam with formed steel deck can be more accurately and conservatively estimated if the slab force is considered to act at the mid-depth of the solid portion of the slab above the ribs, rather than at the centroid of the concrete stress block. The following empirical expessions are presented: to determine the capcity of stud shear connectors in the ribs of composite beams with formed steel deck; the estimation of the deflection of a composite beam with partial shear connection with or without formed steel deck; and the estimation of the stress in the bottom steel fiber of a composite beam with partial shear connection with or without formed steel deck.

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    American Institute of Steel Construction

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    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Grant, J A
    • Fisher, J W
    • SLUTTER, R G
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 24-43
  • Serial:
    • Engineering Journal
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: American Institute of Steel Construction
    • ISSN: 0013-8029

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156064
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM