Composite Structures

This volume provides an introduction to the theory and design of composite structures of steel and concrete. Readers are assumed to be familiar with the elastic and plastic theories for bending and shear of cross-section of beams and columns of a single material, such as structural steel, and to have some knowledge of reinforced concrete. No previous knowledge is assumed of the concept of shear connection within a member composed of concrete and structural steel, nor of the use of profiled steel sheeting in composite slabs. Shear connection is covered in depth in Chapter 2 and Appendix A, and the principal types of composite member in Chapter 3, 4 and 5. All material of a fundamental nature that is applicable to both buildings and bridges is included, plus more detailed information and a worked example related to building. Subjects mainly relevant to bridges are covered in Volume 2. These include composite plate and box girders and design for repeated loading.