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Recent research and development in semi-rigid composite joints with precast hollowcore slabs

Lam, D. (2008) Recent research and development in semi-rigid composite joints with precast hollowcore slabs. In: Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Connections in Steel Structures. Connections in Steel Structures VI, June 23 - 25, 2008, Chicago, USA. American Institute of Steel Construction .

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Composite structure incorporating steel beams and precast hollowcore slabs is a recently developed composite floor system for building structures. This form of composite construction is so far limited to simple beam-column connections. Although the concept of semi-rigid composite joints has been widely research in the past, most of the researches have been carried out on composite joints with metal deck flooring and solid concrete slabs. Research on composite joints with precast hollowcore slabs is rather limited. As the construction industry demands for rapid construction with reduction in cost and environmental impacts, this form of composite floor system, which does not require major onsite concreting, has become very popular among the designers and engineers in the UK. In this paper, full-scale tests of beam-to-column semi-rigid composite joints with steel beam and precast hollowcore slabs are reported. Based on the tests data; the structural behaviour of these semi-rigid composite joints is discussed together with numerical and finite element modelling. Through parametric studies, an analytical model for the semirigid composite joints is proposed and is verified by both the experimental data and finite element model; and good agreement is obtained.

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Civil Engineering (Leeds)
Depositing User: Ms Caroline Wilson
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2009 09:28
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2014 21:55
Status: Published
Publisher: American Institute of Steel Construction
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/8472

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