The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 75 (1997) > Issues > Issue 14 > Design of Flush Endplate Connections in Composite Beams
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Design of Flush Endplate Connections in Composite Beams

Currently available design approaches for composite connections treat symmetrically and non-symmetrically loaded joints as two different cases. Based on a reexamination of all available test data, supplemented by results obtained from finite element analysis, a unlfied design approach is proposed. This allows for both the interaction of moment and shear and the influence of axial compression in the column. Although it is believed that the two effects will largely remain separate (i.e. for joints in which moment capacity is affected by the shear-to-moment ratio the influence of column axial load will be negligible and vice versa), availability of a single design approach is clearly more convenient. B. Ahmed and Professor D.A. Nethercot

Author(s): Ahmed, B;Nethercot, D A

Keywords: endplates;design;connections;composite beams;loads;load tests;finite element methods;analysis;moments;shear;reviews;codes of practice;eurocode3;eurocode4;comparing;forecasting;joints