The course objective is to learn the designing of steel-concrete composite structures to static loading. The course is focused in the explanation of the phenomena that make possible the composite action of different materials in a single element. Principal subjects covered by the course are the design of composite elements, formed of steel profiles linked to concrete elements. Are studied only elements often used in usual practice: composite beams, composite columns, composite floors and connections. At the end of the course, the student should be capable of conceiving and design such structures.
B. COURSE TOPICS
The course is divided in following chapters:
Chapter I - Introduction: types of actions, material properties, load disposition, design requirements.
Chapter II - Composite steel-concrete beams: Cross-sectional characteristics, cross-section classification, elastic resistant moment, plastic resistant moment, shear force design.
Chapter III - Composite columns: design methods, simplified design method for the axial loaded columns, simplified design method under bending moment.
Chapter IV – Composite floors: design of floors, loading conditions, deflection control, usual-height floors, slim-floors.
Chapter V - Design of beam-to-column joints: Classification of connections, types of connections, component method for finding the resistance and stiffness.
C. APPLICATION TOPICS (Project)
1 – Conformation of the structure, static calculation
2 – Design of the composite beam
3 – Design of the composite connection and SLS Calculation