The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 41 (1963) > Issues > Issue 8 > The horizontal shear resistance of composite beams
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The horizontal shear resistance of composite beams

Composite construction in structural steel and concrete slab in the early years was mostly designed for medium-span highway bridges in which steel beams were seldom fully encased and for which shear connectors were necessary to maintain the composite action against the vibration due to traffic. In consequence the majority of the experimental investigations were concerned with the behaviour of composite beams provided with shear connectors and the load-carrying capacity of various types of shear connector. Very little has been done on the determination of horizontal shear resistance of composite Tee-beams in which the fully encased steel joist has no shear connectors. F. K. C. Wong