Mixing Steel and Concrete

by Hal Iyengar, Partner; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago, Ill.,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1985, Vol. 55, Issue 3, Pg. 46-49


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract:

For highrise structures, mixed steel-concrete systems are more efficient and cost less than either material alone. The two design approaches are exterior tube structures and core braced structures. Composite tubular systems combine a reinforced concrete framed tube on the exterior with simple steel framing on the interior. The second type combines a concrete shear wall core with a steel framing for floors and exterior columns. Still in the future are composite superframes in the form of a portal. These exterior frames resist all wind forces, leaving the interior free for atriums. More research is needed for all types of composite design.



Subject Headings: Steel frames | Composite materials | Concrete frames | Steel columns | Shear walls | Concrete | Steel | Tubes (structure)

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