Full-scale Tests on Composite Connections

by H. Shakir-Khalil, Univ of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete II


Tests have been carried out on eight full-scale composite connections in which the columns were manufactured of concrete-filled steel circular hollow sections (CHS). The connections were assembled by bolting steel beams to the columns through the use of finplates welded to the wall of the steel hollow section. Both column and beams were loaded in order to represent a column length in a multi-storey building. The beam loads were applied at two different eccentricities from the column face, and the beam and column loads were increased proportionately. Shear connectors were used in four of the test specimens with a view to investigating their effectiveness in transferring the beam loads to the concrete core of the concrete-filled steel tube (CFST).

Subject Headings: Beam columns | Steel structures | Structural analysis | Full-scale tests | Material tests | Composite materials | Concrete structures | Steel columns

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