Moment Redistribution in Continuous Steel-Concrete Composite Beams with Compact Cross Section

The paper investigates the design of continuous steel-concrete composite beams with compact cross section using the elastic analysis with limited redistribution. The permissible moment redistribution which satisfies the requirements of the ultimate limit state (collapse) and serviceability limit state (crack width in the concrete slab) was computed. An advanced finite element program accounting for all mechanical nonlinearities and time-dependent phenomena (creep and shrinkage of concrete) was used. An extensive parametric analysis aimed to determine the influence of several geometrical parameters on the permissible moment redistribution was carried out on propped cantilevers and fixed-end beams. The analyzed parameters include the shape of the steel profile, the ratio between the depths of concrete slab and steel beam, the steel to concrete area ratio, and the reinforcement percentage of the concrete slab. The analysis was limited to compact steel sections (AISC 360-05) or class 1 steel sections (Eurocode 3) and low ductility reinforcing steel. The moment redistribution domain which satisfies the rotation compatibility in the critical sections, due to the attainment of the rupture of the reinforcement or the local buckling of the steel profile, and the control of cracking (<0.3 mm) in service was evaluated and compared with the limits recommended by current codes of practice. A proposal for the allowable moment redistribution domain according to the limits of the study was given.


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  • Accession Number: 01151255
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 24 2010 12:11AM