Bending Capacity and Elastic Stiffness for a Novel Configuration of Cold-Formed U-Shaped Steel-and-Concrete Composite Beams

Jiepeng Liu, Yi Zhao, Yuanlong Yang, Yohchia Frank Chen

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Abstract

This paper discusses a novel cold-formed U-shaped steel and concrete composite beam (RCUCB) for which a reinforcement truss is furnished to stiffen the open steel U-section. Inverted U-shaped reinforcements are assembled to enhance the interface between a concrete flange and a beam web, which includes the bottom reinforcement, concrete fill, and steel U-section. A longitudinal bottom reinforcement is installed to control the slip between the concrete web and the steel U-section. Ten specimens were tested under bending moment, and all exhibit a typical flexural failure. Significant integrity for the RCUCB can be achieved through the enhancement of the reinforcement truss and inverted U-shaped reinforcement. A modified method for determining the shear connection degree of the RCUCB is proposed, which considers the contributions from the inverted U-shaped reinforcement, neck concrete, and reinforcement truss. Two transformed section methods were adopted to determine the elastic stiffness. In addition, a simplified bending capacity calculation method is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number04019106
JournalJournal of Structural Engineering (United States)
Volume145
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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