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Composite Construction - David Nethercot

Composite Construction

By: David Nethercot (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 24th April 2003
ISBN: 9780415246620
Number Of Pages: 236

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The use of modern composite materials in construction offers the structural engineer and designer exciting opportunities for all types of buildings and structures. By far the most commonly used and longest established composite material is the combined use of steel and concrete in the form known in most parts of the world as 'composite construction'.
Composite Construction takes a comprehensive look at recent developments in this fast growing area. With each chapter written by an acknowledged expert in the field, this book aims to link physical behaviour, engineering approximation, appropriately applied theoretical concepts and design approaches.
Composite Construction is not simply a code commentary, nor does it deal with topics purely in terms of developing theory from first principles. Rather, the emphasis is strongly placed on providing both the practising engineer and the student with an understanding of physical behaviour, and the intelligent application of this knowledge in practice

Contributorsp. viii
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Fundamentalsp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Historyp. 1
Basic conceptsp. 3
Material propertiesp. 5
Shear connectorsp. 6
Design for ULSp. 16
Design for SLSp. 17
Composite systemsp. 18
Current usagep. 18
Concluding remarksp. 20
Referencesp. 20
Composite Beamsp. 23
Introductionp. 23
Types of beamp. 24
Basic behaviourp. 28
Ultimate strength designp. 31
Calculating the deflectionp. 34
Shear connector behaviourp. 35
Continuous beamsp. 40
Beams with composite slabsp. 43
Current design and future developmentp. 44
Referencesp. 46
Composite Columnsp. 49
Introductionp. 49
Composite columns under axial load in cold conditionp. 51
Composite column under combined axial load and bending moments at ambient temperaturep. 58
Effect of shearp. 68
Load introductionp. 68
Composite columns in fire conditionsp. 68
Summaryp. 76
Acknowledgementp. 77
Referencesp. 77
Notationsp. 78
Instability and Ductilityp. 81
Introduction and elastic buckling theoryp. 81
Ultimate resistance of composite columnsp. 90
Continuous composite beamsp. 91
Ductility considerations for compact beamsp. 101
Referencesp. 116
Composite Floorsp. 121
Introductionp. 121
Current practicep. 122
Behaviour as formworkp. 124
Composite behaviourp. 130
Dynamic behaviourp. 146
Concentrated loads and slab openingsp. 147
Fire resistancep. 149
Diaphragm actionp. 153
Slim floor deckingp. 154
Referencesp. 157
Composite Connectionsp. 161
Introductionp. 161
Types of composite connectionsp. 163
Design principlesp. 165
Classification of composite connectionsp. 167
Capacity of composite connectionsp. 169
Ductility of composite connectionsp. 185
Stiffness of composite connectionsp. 194
Summaryp. 199
Referencesp. 200
Composite Framesp. 203
Introductionp. 203
Principles of frame behaviourp. 207
Frame analysis and designp. 221
Design using softwarep. 229
Conclusionsp. 232
Referencesp. 233
Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9780415246620
ISBN-10: 0415246628
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 24th April 2003
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1

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