Elementary Behaviour of Composite Steel and Concrete Structural Members


Elementary Behaviour of Composite
Steel and Concrete Structural Members

In a companion book entitled 'Composite Steel and Concrete Structural Members:
Fundamental Behaviour m', the authors have described the fundamental behaviour of
composite members in order to give the engineer a feel for the behaviour that is
often missing when design is based solely on using codes of practice or by the direct
application of prescribed equations. This was achieved by first describing both the
basic material responses and the basic structural mechanisms, which were then used
to develop the fundamental equations or fundamental analysis procedures that
simulated mathematically the structural responses, and which was then consolidated
with a few carefully chosen worked examples.
The aim of this book on elementary behaviour is to supplement the book on
fundamental behaviour ~ in order to develop analysis skills,familiarity and an intuitive
feel for composite construction that is required by students and practising engineers.
A topic is first described very briefly and not comprehensively. Numerous examples
are then worked and used to give an in-depth illustration of a technique, point or
concept. The worked examples are therefore part of the main text, and it is necessary
for the reader to work through all of them to gain a full understanding. In contrast,
an engineer can obtain an in depth knowledge of the development of the techniques
from the companion book on fundamental behaviour ~, which also contains more
advanced analysis techniques. Both books are self-contained.

This book on elementary behaviour describes the analysis techniques required
for standard forms of composite steel and concrete structures, and in particular the
analysis techniques required for non-standard forms of construction that are not or
rarely covered in national standards. In fact, most of the analysis techniques described
in this book are not covered by national standards. The analysis procedure is described
firstly in general terms, this is then followed by detailed worked examples in which
the technique is applied in the assessing and upgrading of existing structures or in
the designing of new structures. The subject may therefore be of interest to practising
engineers, particularly if they are involved in the design or assessment of non-standard
or unusual composite structures for buildings and bridges, or are involved in the
upgrading or strengthening of existing composite structures. However, this book
has been written specifically for teaching elementary analysis skills to undergraduate
students. Factors of safety or resistance factors are not included in the analysis
procedures, and it will be left to the designer to include his or her own national
values. However, mean and characteristics strengths are included as these are basic
properties. It is only necessm'y for the student before using this book to have grasped
fundamental concepts of mechanics such as equilibrium, compatibility, Young's
modulus and second moment of area.Start Download

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