Experimental study on steel-concrete composite beams curved in plan

V. Thevendran, N. E. Shanmugam, S. Chen, J. Y Richard Liew

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with experimental study on the ultimate load behaviour of steel-concrete composite beams curved in plan. Five beams of realistic dimensions built from rolled steel beam and concrete slab were tested to failure. Extensive measurements of strain in both concrete and steel, and of displacements were made in order to obtain a complete picture of elastic and ultimate load behaviour. Each of the beams was simply supported at the ends and was subjected to a concentrated load applied at mid-span. All the beams tested were analyzed by using the finite element method and the results were compared with those obtained experimentally. The test results indicate that the load-carrying capacity decreases with the increase in the "span/radius of curvature" ratio. The experimental results for deformations, for stress distributions and for ultimate strengths were found to be in good agreement with the corresponding values predicted by finite element analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)877-889
Number of pages13
JournalEngineering Structures
Volume22
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Concretes
Steel
Composite materials
Finite element method
Concrete slabs
Load limits
Stress concentration

Keywords

  • Beams curved in plan
  • Experimental study
  • Finite element analysis
  • Steel-concrete composite beams
  • Ultimate load behaviour

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  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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Thevendran, V., Shanmugam, N. E., Chen, S., & Liew, J. Y. R. (2000). Experimental study on steel-concrete composite beams curved in plan. Engineering Structures, 22(8), 877-889.

Experimental study on steel-concrete composite beams curved in plan. / Thevendran, V.; Shanmugam, N. E.; Chen, S.; Liew, J. Y Richard.

In: Engineering Structures, Vol. 22, No. 8, 06.2000, p. 877-889.

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Thevendran, V, Shanmugam, NE, Chen, S & Liew, JYR 2000, 'Experimental study on steel-concrete composite beams curved in plan', Engineering Structures, vol. 22, no. 8, pp. 877-889.
Thevendran V, Shanmugam NE, Chen S, Liew JYR. Experimental study on steel-concrete composite beams curved in plan. Engineering Structures. 2000 Jun;22(8):877-889.
Thevendran, V. ; Shanmugam, N. E. ; Chen, S. ; Liew, J. Y Richard. / Experimental study on steel-concrete composite beams curved in plan. In: Engineering Structures. 2000 ; Vol. 22, No. 8. pp. 877-889.
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