Shear Connector in Composite Construction | Types | Design | Requirements | Testing

Shear Stud - Shear Connectors Welded Bridge Beam (

Shear Connector A Shear connector is a steel projection provided on the top flange of steel composite bridge girders to provide necessary shear transfer between the steel girder and composite slab to enable composite action. The most widely used form of shear connector is the headed stud, or shear stud. Other forms of shear connector … Read more

Composite Slabs & Columns – Advantages and Basic Concepts

Profiled steel sheeting

Composite Slabs & Columns – Advantages and Basic Concepts Read Introduction on Composite Structures Here Composite slabs  Consist of profiled steel decking with an in-situ reinforced concrete topping. The decking(profiled steel sheeting) not only acts as permanent formwork to the concrete, but also provides sufficient shear bond with the concrete so that, when the concrete … Read more

Composite Construction of Buildings – Composite Beams

Millennium Tower (Vienna - Austria) - Composite Construction of Buildings

Composite Construction of Buildings by Chandresh Choudhary Introduction – Steel and concrete These two materials complete one another: Concrete is efficient in compression and steel in tension Concrete encasement restrain steel against buckling Concrete provides Protection against corrosion and fire Steel bring ductility into the structure Composite Construction of Buildings refers to any members composed of … Read more