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Calculating the shear connection of a composite beam to Eurocode 4
Posted on in Composite design
Properly bonded steel beam and concrete slab, acting compositely, can be significantly stronger and stiffer which can result in significant savings in steel and/or structural floor depth. But how can we provide the necessary joint between the two components and how can we calculate it?
Calculate the moment capacity of a composite beam to Eurocode 4
Posted on in Composite design
Thanks to the many benefits of composite construction, this construction type has been dominating the multi-storey building sector for over twenty years. But how actually does composite construction work?