Design of Composite Beams, Slabs and Columns

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Course Content

The application of steel-concrete composite design is pervasive in commercial and industrial construction, recognising the inherent strength, stiffness and spanning capabilities of this cost-effective approach. With the recent release of the 2017 revision of AS/NZS 2327 significantly expanding scope into continuous beams, slabs and columns, this course will teach engineers how to optimise their designs by fully utilising these latest revisions.

The course initially provides a good grounding in current best practice for the design of simply-supported and continuous composite beams to AS/NZS 2327, before exploring design models for composite slabs and composite columns. Strength, stiffness, products, design process, fire, testing, practical design tips, detailing and good practice are all covered. A number of fully documented worked examples are an invaluable take-away.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to composite construction to AS/NZS 2327 (Concepts, composite action, design inputs)
  • Composite beam design (Simply supported and continuous beams, section classification, construction stage, shear connection, moment resistance, vertical shear, longitudinal shear, SLS, fire, testing
  • Worked example – composite beam
  • Sponsor Demonstration
  • Composite slab design (Decking types, construction stage design, composite stage design, reinforcement, fire conditions, practical design, testing)
  • Worked example – composite slab
  • Sponsor Demonstration
  • Composite column design (Introduction, general method of design, plastic resistance of cross-sections and interaction curve, simplified design method, special aspects of columns with inner core profiles, load introduction and longitudinal shear, fire conditions)
  • Worked example – composite column
  • Detailing and good practice for composite design (Placing decking, supporting decking, edge detailing, slab penetrations, concreting, top flange protection, stud positioning)

For more detail, view the Introductory lesson below, which is a free sample.

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Course IDE-28
Course Duration2 hours 50 mins (excl. quiz time)
Passing Grade100%
Supplementary MaterialCourse notes based on presentation

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