Composite construction has played a major role in the commercial success of the steel construction sector in the UK. However, changes to profiled steel decking over the past decade have had the adverse effect of reducing shear stud resistances in some common situations.
Extensive research in this area has led to this new (electronic only) publication. The rules for shear stud resistance and minimum degree of connection, complement those given in Eurocode 4. In so doing they will enable valid designs to be produced for a broader range of beams.
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This new publication takes the previously published SCI guidance provided in Design of Composite Beams using Precast Concrete Slabs (P287) 2003 based on BS 5950-3:1990 and presents updated guidance in accordance with the principles of Eurocode 4, supplemented by non-contradictory complementary information (NCCI).
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The publication presents construction details and methods of design for slim floor construction comprising Slimflor fabricated beams, and in situ concrete acting compositely with the steel deep decking. (Published 1999)
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