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This book deals with the analysis and behaviour of composite structural members that are made by joining a steel component to a concrete component. The emphasis of the book is to impart a fundamental understanding of how composite structures work, so engineers develop a feel for the behaviour of the structure, often missing when design is based solely by using codes of practice or by the direct application of prescribed equations. It is not the object to provide quick design procedures for composite members, as these are more than adequately covered by recourse to such aids as safe load tables. The subject should therefore be of interest to practising engineers, particularly if they are involved in the design of non-standard or unusual composite structures for buildings and bridges, or are involved in assessing, upgrading, strengthening or repairing existing composite structures. The fundamentals in composite construction are covered first, followed by more advanced topics that include: behaviour of mechanical and rib shear connectors; local buckling; beams with few shear connectors; moment redistribution and lateral-distortional buckling in continuous beams; longitudinal splitting; composite beams with service ducts; composite profiled beams and profiled slabs; composite columns; and the fatigue design and assessment of composite bridge beams.
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...this book is very strong on explaining the basic load transfer mechanisms associated with composite beams, slabs and columns. It also provides a detailed coverage of the fatigue behaviour of composite members. All these issues are treated at length using a mixture of descriptions of the basic phenomena (assisted by very clear figures), presentation of the mathematical basis and selected worked examples.... It will, form an excellent library volume, since its international style and concentration on fundamentals means that it should not date too quickly. For those with a real interest in composite construction, the clarity of presentation and comprehensive coverage make the book a very worthwhile investment.
This book covers composite structures in a very comprehensive and complete manner.... Many advanced topics are covered...suitable for postgraduate courses and will be invaluable to design engineers encountering these problems. The many diagrams and worked examples are excellent and very clearly presented.
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Book Description Pergamon, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110080419194