Session Start Date

8-24-2012

Session End Date

8-25-2012

Keywords and Phrases

cold formed steel; shear connector; ductility; strength resistance; composite beam; push test

Abstract

In this study, experimental tests were conducted to investigate the ductility and strength capacity of new shear connector. Push test specimens were prepared and tested according to EN1994-1-1 standard. The push test specimen consists of two cold-formed steel lipped channel sections oriented back-to-back to form an I-section beam, transverse metal deck and normal concrete slabs grade C25/30. Angle brackets were obtained from the same section of the beam and fastened to the web of steel beam to provide the shear connection. Two shear connectors were tested namely; “SC1” and “SC2” shear connectors. Both shear connectors showed a ductile behavior and had satisfied the ductility requirements of EN1994-1-1 standard. It was concluded that the ductile behavior of shear connectors could enhance the design of composite beam.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Meeting Name

21st International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

8-24-2012

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2012 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Push Tests on Innovative Shear Connector for Composite Beam with Cold-formed Steel Section

In this study, experimental tests were conducted to investigate the ductility and strength capacity of new shear connector. Push test specimens were prepared and tested according to EN1994-1-1 standard. The push test specimen consists of two cold-formed steel lipped channel sections oriented back-to-back to form an I-section beam, transverse metal deck and normal concrete slabs grade C25/30. Angle brackets were obtained from the same section of the beam and fastened to the web of steel beam to provide the shear connection. Two shear connectors were tested namely; “SC1” and “SC2” shear connectors. Both shear connectors showed a ductile behavior and had satisfied the ductility requirements of EN1994-1-1 standard. It was concluded that the ductile behavior of shear connectors could enhance the design of composite beam.