American Society of Civil Engineers


The Effects of Partial Shear Connection in Hogging Moment Regions of Composite Beams and Joints


by Brian Uy, (School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia E-mail: brianuy@civeng.unsw.edu.au), Hing Yip Loh, (School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia E-mail: hyloh@civeng.unsw.edu.au), and Mark Bradford, (School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia E-mail: m.bradford@unsw.edu.au)
Section: Composite Floors, pp. 336-345, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/40826(186)32)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete V
Abstract: This paper presents the results of an extensive experimental program designed to consider the effects of partial shear connection for beams and joints subjected to hogging moments. The experimental program elucidates some important concepts and highlights the benefits that may be attributable when the use of partial shear connection is invoked. In particular the experiments illustrate that the effect of partial shear connection provides increased rotational capability without a significant compromise in strength. This is due to the ability of the beams to exhibit partial interactive behavior and this may be able to be utilized when trying to justify plastic analysis for continuous and semi-continuous composite beam systems. The paper concludes with some suggestions for further research.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Connections
Composite beams
Joints
Composite structures
Flexural strength