The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 57 (1979) > Issues > Issue 13 > Redistribution in Composite Beams
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Redistribution in Composite Beams

The behaviour of continuous composite beams is examined in terms of the two primary modes of flexural failure, and computer tests simulating beam behaviour are described. Consideration of the behaviour and of the test results has enabled recommendations to be made on the amount of redistribution of moments that can be permitted. The recommendations apply to beams having joists of either 'compact' or 'slender' cross-section and to beams that are designed as either propped or unpropped. An outline design procedure is given. M.C. Hope-Gill