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COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR MATERIALS, COMPOSITES AND COMPOSITE STRUCTURES
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Modelling of Continuous Steel-Concrete Composite Beams: Computational Aspects
G. Manfredi, G. Fabbrocino and E. Cosenza
Department of Structural Analysis and Design, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
G. Manfredi, G. Fabbrocino, E. Cosenza, "Modelling of Continuous Steel-Concrete Composite Beams: Computational Aspects", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Computational Techniques for Materials, Composites and Composite Structures", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 375-384, 2000. doi:10.4203/ccp.67.9.1
Steel-concrete composite members are an interesting option for structural designers, but the reliability of design procedures both in the case of gravity and seismic loads is in continuous development. The issue is very complex, since behaviour of continuous composite beams results from local phenomena of interaction such as partial shear connection and bond.
Furthermore, composite beams in buildings generally are not characterised by a full continuity due to the beam to column connections; thus the analysis and the detailing of such parts has a key role in the development of suitable design procedures.
In the present paper, some computational aspects related to the modelling of composite flexural members are discussed. More in detail, a model to describe the behaviour of composite cross sections is discussed and the iterative procedures to solve simple structural schemes are examined.
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