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Steel and Composite Structures   Volume 9, Number 4, August 2009, pages 349-366
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/scs.2009.9.4.349
 
Loading capacity of simply supported composite slim beam with deep deck
Yongjiu Shi, Lu Yang, Yuanqing Wang and Qiuzhe Li

 
Abstract     [Full Text]
    The composite slim beam has become popular throughout Europe in recent years and has also been used on some projects in China. With its steel section encased in a concrete slab, the steel-concrete composite slim beam can provide the floor construction with minimum depth and high fire resistance. However, the design method of the T-shape steel-concrete composite beam is no longer applicable to the composite slim beam with deep deck for its special construction, of which the present design models are not available but mainly depend on experiences. The elevation of the flexural stiffness and bending capacity of composite slim beams with deep deck is rather complicated, because the influences of many factors should be taken into account, such as the variable section dimensions, development of cracks and non-linear characteristics of concrete, etc. In this paper, experimental investigations have been conducted into the flexural behavior of two specimens of simply supported composite slim beam with deep deck. The emphases were laid on the bonding force on the interface between steel beam and concrete, the stress distribution of beam section, the flexural stiffness and bending capacity of the composite beams. Based on the experimental results, the reduction factor of equivalent stress distribution in concrete flange is suggested, and the calculation method of flexural stiffness and bending capacity of simply supported slim beams are proposed.
 
Key Words
    simply supported composite slim beam; experimental study; bending resistance; flexural stiffness; deep deck.
 
Address
Yongjiu Shi, Lu Yang, Yuanqing Wang and Qiuzhe Li;
Department of Civil Engineering, the Key Laboratory of Structural Engineering and Vibration of China Education Ministry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
 

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