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Composite Steel Beam Behaviour with Precast Rib Flooring

Floors consisting of precast ribs supported on structural steel beams and in situ structural topping are a common form of composite floor construction. In this article guidance is given on the modifications required to previously published ...

CMP1002rev1.pdf
Composite 14/05/2013 Kevin Cowie, Stephen Hicks, Alistair Fussell
Fire Design and Serviceability Issues - Metal Deck Slabs subject to Concentrated Loading

The material in this paper draws on previous SCNZ and HERA reports (Fussell et al 2006, Barber and Clifton 1994 and Clifton 2006) which cover the ultimate limit state design of metal slabs subject to concentrated loading and fire engineerin...

CMP1006.pdf
Composite 08/02/2010 Alistair Fussell; Clark Hyland; Charles Clifton
Suspended Slabs Level Tolerances

There are two issues to consider when specifying floor finish: flatness and levelness. Figure 1 illustrates the differences. This article considers levelness tolerances. Steel Advisor article CMP1004 discusses flatness tolerances...

CMP1005.pdf
Composite 07/11/2008 Kevin Cowie; Clark Hyland
Durability of Composite Decks Exposed to Surface Water

Composite metal decking systems can be designed to satisfy durability requirements for a 50 year design life by ensuring that flexural crack widths, concrete strength and covers stay within the limits set in the Concrete Structures Standard...

CMP1003.pdf
Composite 07/11/2008 Kevin Cowie; Clark Hyland
How to Use SteelDeck

The SteelDeck software based on the British Standard BS 5950 Part 4 was developed to aid engineers in the task of designing simply supported composite slabs for point loading. A design example consisting of al shelf pallet rack supported on...

CMP1001.pdf
Composite 28/11/2007 Xiao Huantian
Composite Steel Beam Behaviour with Precast Rib Flooring

Floors consisting of precast ribs supported on structural steel beams and in situ structural topping are a common form of composite floor construction. In this article guidance is given on the modifications required to previously published ...

CMP1002.pdf
Composite 27/11/2007 Allistair Fussel
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Composite Steel Beam Behaviour with Precast Rib Flooring

Written by Kevin Cowie, Stephen Hicks, Alistair Fussell on May 14th, 2013.      0 comments

Floors consisting of precast ribs supported on structural steel beams and in situ structural topping are a common form of composite floor construction. In this article guidance is given on the modifications required to previously published design guidance for computing shear stud capacities to adapt them for use with precast rib flooring systems. In addition consideration will be given to steel beam top flange stability during construction using this type of flooring system. COBENZ 97 is a popular spreadsheet based programme used for steel composite beam design. Explanation is given to allow designers to use this programme to design composite floor systems utilising precast ribbed floor systems
Topics: Coating Composite
 

Fire Design and Serviceability Issues - Metal Deck Slabs subject to Concentrated Loading

Written by Alistair Fussell; Clark Hyland; Charles Clifton on February 8th, 2010.      0 comments

The material in this paper draws on previous SCNZ and HERA reports (Fussell et al 2006, Barber and Clifton 1994 and Clifton 2006) which cover the ultimate limit state design of metal slabs subject to concentrated loading and fire engineering design. The intention is to cover issues not addressed by any of these previous documents, namely fire design and deflection limits for metal deck slabs subject to concentrated loading. The emphasis is on directing structural engineers to appropriate sources of design guidance and where required, how to modify this design guidance to address fire design and serviceability issues. To make this document easy to read alongside these earlier publications, the original notation where possible is used.
Topics: Coating Composite
 

Suspended Slabs Level Tolerances

Written by Kevin Cowie; Clark Hyland on November 7th, 2008.      0 comments

There are two issues to consider when specifying floor finish: flatness and levelness. Figure 1 illustrates the differences. This article considers levelness tolerances. Steel Advisor article CMP1004 discusses flatness tolerances...
Topics: Coating Composite
 

Durability of Composite Decks Exposed to Surface Water

Written by Kevin Cowie; Clark Hyland on November 7th, 2008.      0 comments

Composite metal decking systems can be designed to satisfy durability requirements for a 50 year design life by ensuring that flexural crack widths, concrete strength and covers stay within the limits set in the Concrete Structures Standard NZS3101. This article illustrates the use of these code provisions by the way of two examples for the control of cracking due to direct flexure at internal slab supports.
Topics: Coating Composite
 

How to Use SteelDeck

Written by Xiao Huantian on November 28th, 2007.      0 comments

The SteelDeck software based on the British Standard BS 5950 Part 4 was developed to aid engineers in the task of designing simply supported composite slabs for point loading. A design example consisting of al shelf pallet rack supported on top of 150mm thick Tray-dec floor was used in this tutorial to illustrate the use of SteelDeck 1.0b.
Topics: Coating Composite
 

Composite Steel Beam Behaviour with Precast Rib Flooring

Written by Allistair Fussel on November 27th, 2007.      0 comments

Floors consisting of precast ribs supported on structural steel beams and in situ structural topping are a common form of composite floor construction. In this article guidance is given on the modifications required to previously published design guidance for computing shear stud capacities to adapt them for use with precast rib flooring systems. In addition consideration will be given to steel beam top flange stability during construction using this type of flooring system. COBENZ 97 is a popular spreadsheet based programme used for steel composite beam design. Explanation is given to allow designers to use this programme to design composite floor systems utilising precast ribbed floor systems
Topics: Coating Composite
 
   
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