Predeflected Composite Steel-Concrete Beams

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Title: Predeflected Composite Steel-Concrete Beams

Author(s): B. Dev. Batchelor and S.P. Setya

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 26

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 911-941

Keywords: beams (supports); bridges (structures); composite beams; composite construction (concrete and steel); cracking (fractures); creep properties; loads (forces); precompression; predeflection; prestressed concrete; reinforced concrete; research

Date: 1/1/1971

Abstract:
This report deals with the general behavior of 'pre-deflected' composite steel-concrete beams under static instantaneous and short-term sustained loads. The effects of varying predeflection stress, shrinkage, creep and cracking on the performance of these beams are investigated.