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Steel and Composite Structures   Volume 2, Number 5, October 2002, pages 397-410
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/scs.2002.2.5.397
 
Structural assessment of cold-formed composite structures
S.A.L. de Andrade, P.C.G. da S. Vellasco, and A.J.R. Mergulh?o

 
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     The main aim of the present paper is to present the results of a full-scale experimentalrninvestigation to study the structural behaviour of composite steel beams. The composite beam was made of cold-formed steel section shapes filled with reinforced concrete. First a comprehensive description of the experimental results in terms of: deflections, deformations, slippage and stress levels on critical steps of the load path is presented. The experimental results were then compared to theoretical values obtained by the use of an analytical model based on ultimate limit state stress blocks. Finally, a practical application of the use of this structural solution is depicted.
 
Key Words
    composite construction; cold-formed structures; experimental analysis; composite struc-tural design; structural behaviour; cold-formed composite structures.
 
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Civil Engineering Department, PUC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Structural Engineering Department,rnUERJ, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilrnStructural Engineering Department, UERJ, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilrnCivil Engineering Department, UFOP, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 

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