EFFECTIVE WIDTH AND ULTIMATE STRENGTH OF CONTINUOUS COMPOSITE BEAMS.
AuthorMOUSSA, ALBERT ELIAS.
KeywordsComposite construction -- Analysis.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe primary objective of this study has been to examine the behavior of continuous composite beams. The investigation has been based on a nonlinear analysis of 15 composite floor systems. New design criteria have been proposed to calculate the effective width at mid-span and supports, at yield and at ultimate loads. New design equations have been developed to calculate the ultimate strength of a composite section in both positive and negative moment regions. Ductility and deflection characteristics have been studied and equations are proposed to calculate the deflection at service load.
Degree ProgramCivil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics