Title: SP-174: Hybrid and Composite Structures
Author(s): Editors: Bahram M. Shahrooz and Gajanan M. Sabnis
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 256
Innovative design applications and advanced research has led to widespread use of steel and concrete composite and hybrid systems in the construction of buildings, bridges, and many other types of civil structures. The state of the art in this field continues to move forward today. Extensive research programs and field testing have yielded efficient, reliable, and safe procedures, incorporating these two dissimilar materials for overall improved construction. This publication presents an overview of the latest developments in behavior and design of composite and hybrid structures. In 1995 ACI Committee 335 sponsored two technical sessions in Montreal, Quebec on the current practice of the composite and hybrid construction and the state of the art in the field. Researchers and practicing engineers from the United States, Europe and Japan gave presentations encompassing topics related to design and construction of composite and hybrid systems and the advancement of research in three continents. The twelve papers appearing in this volume include topics presented in Montreal, along with additional manuscripts. The breadth and depth of the material covered make this publication a useful resource to practicing engineers, educators and researchers.