Numerical Analysis of Composite Slab Behaviorby Michel Crisinel, Swiss Federal Inst of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland,
Byron Daniels, Swiss Federal Inst of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland,
Ping Ren, Swiss Federal Inst of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland,
Abstract: A new calculation procedure is described which provides an alternative to full-scale testing for composite slabs with ribbed decking used in buildings. This procedure consists of combining shear-bond test results with a numerical analysis to predict the behavior and strength of composite slabs. Example calculations are performed for six similar composite slabs with ribbed decking. Predicted values of load vs. mid-span deflection and maximum moment capacities are given for each calculated example. Comparisons are made with the ASCE design method (m & k method) and with the Eurocode 4 alternative design method (partial shear connection method). Available test results are also included in these comparisons. Conclusions are drawn concerning the use of the calculation procedure for both design methods.
Subject Headings: Slabs | Composite materials | Decks | Numerical analysis | Connections (structural) | Structural design | Structural analysis | Comparative studies
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