Experimental and Numerical Analyses of Steel-concrete Composite Floors
Antonella B. Francavilla1, *, Massimo Latour1, Gianvittorio Rizzano1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2020
First Page: 163
Last Page: 178
Publisher Id: TOCIEJ-14-163
Article History:Received Date: 18/02/2020
Revision Received Date: 25/05/2020
Acceptance Date: 25/06/2020
Electronic publication date: 18/08/2020
Collection year: 2020
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The performances of composite steel-concrete slabs are strongly influenced by the connection between the concrete and the steel decking, which is essentially assured by bonding, interlocking, and adhesion. The connection can be continuous or localized by means of connectors. In order to increase the bonding between steel and concrete elements and to allow their collaboration, typically, a continuous connection with indentations or embossings is realized.
In this study, the simulation of the concrete-steel bond interaction of a typical composite decking is analyzed. In particular, the objective is the investigation of the role of the main geometric parameters of the indentations or embossings that determine the effective functionality of the connection.
To this scope, the results of four-point bending tests on five specimens of a typical layout of a composite floor are reported and discussed. Then, the obtained results are used to determine the shear bond strength according to the partial interaction method, by following the procedure provided by the Eurocode 4. Successively, the experimental results are exploited in order to calibrate a FE model in Abaqus software to be able to account for the basic effects involved in the shear bonding mechanism, i.e. interlocking, friction, and adhesion.
Results & Conclusion:
Finally, the obtained results are discussed, and the FE model is used to evaluate the geometrical and mechanical parameters influencing the longitudinal shear bonding resistance.