Author: Steel Construction Institute (SCI)
24 October 2014
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Steel Construction Institute (SCI)
Shear connection in steel-concrete composite beams has been the subject of some interest over recent years, with several international research groups reconsidering both the resistance and ductility of shear studs.
This article explains the formation of the concrete flange of a composite beam using pre-cast units, highlighting the associated benefits.
The first in a ‘steel construction’ sub-series, this article discusses the often competing demands on the structural designer to balance frame cost against architectural demands and the cost of other building components, such as curtain walling.