Advanced Steel Construction

Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 96-105 (2009)


THE STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOUR OF COMPOSITE CONNECTIONS WITH STEEL BEAMS AND PRECAST HOLLOW CORE SLABS

 

Feng Fu

Structural Engineer, WSP Group, WSP House, 70 Chancery Lane London WC2A 1AF

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Received: 19 November 2007; Revised: 5 January 2008; Accepted: 16 January 2008

DOI:10.18057/IJASC.2009.5.1.6

 

ABSTRACT:

The use of composite precast hollowcore floor system has been rapidly increased in U.K. and the international construction market due to its various advantages. However, this composite system is mainly used as simply supported beam, without considering the moment behaviour of the connections. Therefore, little research on the composite joint behaviour of this connection has been conducted so far. In this paper, using the general purpose finite element software ABAQUS, a three dimensional model of the composite joint was set up to simulate the semi-rigid composite beam-column connections of the composite beams with precast hollowcore slabs. Using the proposed model, the numerical studies using 3-D Finite element modelling techniques were carried out. Against with the full scale test results of the author, the structural behaviour of this type of connections was studied.

 

Keywords:Connection; semi-rigid;, finite element; connection; modelling.

 

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