The application of steel-concrete composite design is pervasive in commercial and industrial construction, recognising the inherent strength, stiffness and spanning capabilities of this cost-effective approach
Design of Composite Beams, Slabs and Columns
The application of steel-concrete composite design is pervasive in commercial and industrial construction, recognising the inherent strength, stiffness and spanning capabilities of this cost-effective approach. With the recent release of the 2017 revision of AS/NZS 2327 significantly expanding scope into continuous beams, slabs and columns, this course will teach engineers how to optimise their designs by fully utilising these latest revisions.
The course initially provides a good grounding in current best practice for the design of simply-supported and continuous composite beams to AS/NZS 2327, before exploring design models for composite slabs and composite columns. Strength, stiffness, products, design process, fire, testing, practical design tips, detailing and good practice are all covered. A number of fully documented worked examples are an invaluable take-away. The course is 2 hours and 50 minutes in length.
Introduction to composite construction to AS/NZS 2327 (Concepts, composite action, design inputs)
Composite beam design (Simply supported and continuous beams, section classification, construction stage, shear connection, moment resistance, vertical shear, longitudinal shear, SLS, fire, testing
Worked example – composite beam
Composite slab design (Decking types, construction stage design, composite stage design, reinforcement, fire conditions, practical design, testing)
Worked example – composite slab
Composite column design (Introduction, general method of design, plastic resistance of cross-sections and interaction curve, simplified design method, special aspects of columns with inner core profiles, load introduction and longitudinal shear, fire conditions)
Worked example – composite column
Detailing and good practice for composite design (Placing decking, supporting decking, edge detailing, slab penetrations, concreting, top flange protection, stud positioning)
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