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Design considerations for composite beams using precast concrete slabs

Hicks, S, Lawson, RM and Lam, D (2006) Design considerations for composite beams using precast concrete slabs Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete V. pp. 190-201.

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Precast concrete floors are widely used in building construction, but there is little detailed design guidance on their application in steel-framed buildings. Traditionally the steel beams have been designed to support the precast slabs on their top flange. However, there are an increasing number of composite frames and slim floor constructions where the precast slabs are designed to interact structurally with the steel frame. Composite action can be developed by welded shear connectors attached to the steel beams and by transverse reinforcement; however, this form of construction is currently outside the provisions of the current codes of practice. This paper discusses some of the particular issues that affect this form of construction, and presents design guidance using the Eurocode methodology.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Hicks, S
Lam, D
Date : 31 March 2006
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 11:15
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 20:34

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