The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 73 (1995) > Issues > Issue 13 > Guidance Note. Design of Composite Connections
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Guidance Note. Design of Composite Connections

The use of composite action is now well established for steel members (beams and columns) and floors; it has also been introduced for novel forms of composite construction, e.g. doubleskin arrangements. However, the normal practice when designing beam-to-column connections in composite frames is to regard the connection as if it were bare steelwork. This ignores the increasing body of evidence that composite action can significantly influence the structural performance of the connections. Professor D.A. Nethercot