shear connection in composite bridge beams. the shear flow between steel beam and reinforced concrete deck slab is a natural consequence of the requirement for composite action. if there were no connection, a beam and slab would bend as illustrated diagrammatically below. stud connectors bs en 1994-2 clause gives minimum
the composite action between steel beams and concrete slabs through the use of shear connectors is responsible for a considerable increase in the load-bearing capacity and stiffness of the steel beams, which when utilised in design, can result in significant savings in steel weight and construction depth.
methods for determining the resistance of shear studs in solid concrete are outlined in bs en and bs5950-3 section 3.1:1990 a1 2010. when used in composite decked slabs, these solid slab stud resistances may need to be reduced due to the decking geometry and/or orientation.
shear connectors are utilised in composite structures to enable the combined action of the concrete slab and the steel profile. the perfobond shear connector was developed by leonhardt to improve the fatigue strength of a venezuelan composite bridge. the perfobond shear connector is made from a rectangular steel plate, with holes, welded to the steel beam top flange.
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the floor slab may be in the form of a precast concrete slab or a composite slab with metal decking either shallow or deep decking may be used . an added benefit is that some forms of shallow floor construction inherently achieve composite interaction between the beams and slab, thereby enhancing structural efficiency.