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Title: Design Criteria for Composite Steel-Concrete Construction: Current Status and Future Needs

Author(s): Gregory G. Deierlein and Roberto T. Leon

Publication: Symposium Paper

Volume: 174


Appears on pages(s): 113-138

Keywords: Beams; buildings; columns; composite construction; concrete; design; specifications; standards; steel; trusses

Date: 4/1/1998

Existing design criteria for composite steel-concrete construction are fragmented among several different sources and are incomplete for some types of composite construction. This paper reviews the coverage of composite design provisions of major standards in the United States including the ACI-3 18 Code, the AISC-LRFD Specification, and the 1994 NEHRP Recommended Provisions for seismic design. Areas where design criteria is lacking or can be improved are discussed, and strategies for developing such information are proposed. Suggestions are made for where more coordination between the existing AISC-LRFD Specification and ACI-3 18 Code is needed.


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