Earthquake-resistant composite steel/concrete structures

Amr S. Elnashai, B. M. Broderick, P. J. Dowling

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Using advanced concept of analysis and online computer controlled testing to arrive at design and detailing guidelines for composite structures, the work undertaken on composite steel/concrete structures and components which are earthquake resistant is reviewed. With special emphasis on ductility-based design recommendation, a novel type of composite member is described. Followingly, the role of composite beam-column connections and beam-members in providing lateral stiffness, resistance and energy dissipation is discussed. As a prelude to the definition of seismic design limit states, the criteria for local buckling in composite members are derived. These criteria are used to arrive at earthquake yield and ultimate response accelerations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-132
Number of pages12
JournalStructural engineer London
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • General Engineering


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