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Tag: Encased Beams Criteria for Composite Construction

In composite construction, a steel beam and a concrete slab act together to resist bending. The slab, in effect, serves as a cover plate and allows use of a lighter steel section. The AISC ASD and LRFD specifications for structural steel buildings treat two cases of composite members: (1) totally encased members that depend on the natural bond between the

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