Behavior of Cold-Formed Steel-Concrete Composite Beams

by Richard P. Nguyen, California State Univ-Long Beach, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Steel Structures


An experimental investigation was conducted at California State University - Long Beach to study the structural behavior of composite beams made of thin-walled cold-formed steel stiffened channel and concrete subjected to shear and bending stresses. It was found that by replacing the conventional steel reinforcing bars with thin-walled cold-formed sections of equal cross sectional areas, the ultimate strength of the composite beams in bending and shear can be achieved.

Subject Headings: Bars (structure) | Shear strength | Steel beams | Bending (structural) | Steel structures | Structural steel | Strength of materials | Reinforced concrete

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