Behavior of Cold-Formed Steel-Concrete Composite Beamsby Richard P. Nguyen, California State Univ-Long Beach, United States,
Abstract: 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: Composite beams | Steel structures | Cold-formed steel | Concrete structures | Steel beams | Bars (structure) | Structural strength
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