Using standard bolted connections in a truss, the actual deflection may well be significantly greater than the original analysed frame deflection, due to bolt slip. How can we take into account the effect of the bolt slip in the calculation model?
In composite beams, the longitudinal shear connection between the steel and the concrete parts is provided by shear connectors. But how can we prevent the transferred longitudinal force from the shear connectors from splitting the concrete flange?
Sometimes a big 3D structural analysis software package is a little bit too complex or just excessive for the simple, straightforward engineering problems such as low rise buildings and simple beam design.
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Using windposts, the lateral stability of a wall can be increased significantly against horizontal forces such as wind pressure or handrail loads. But designing of large masonry walls especially with openings can often be difficult.
Properly bonded steel beam and concrete slab, acting compositely, can be much stronger and stiffer, which can result in significant savings in steel and/or structural floor depth. How can we provide the necessary shear connection between the two components and how is it designed?
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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?