Title: Predeflected Composite Steel-Concrete Beams
Author(s): B. Dev. Batchelor and S.P. Setya
Publication: Symposium Paper
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
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.