A new system for designing embossments in steel sheets to increase composite slabs shear resistance

Melchor López Ávila, Rafael Larrúa Quevedo, Carlos Recarey Morfa


A summary is presented with the main historical background in the analysis of the composite slabs with steel sheets subjected to flexion, as well as of the main methods of design, instrumentation and tests accepted by different International Standards. They fundamental parameters that influence the structural behaviour of the composite slabs are analyzed, and with a numeric study an analytical optimization method of the embossments system, is proposed and implemented in a spread sheet is possible to estimate the shear resistance of open web sheets and by comparing them, is possible to determine the better embossments system to include in a open web sheet with such method. Applying the proposed method a technologically possible embossments system can be obtained with a minimum cost for an industrial line of open web sheets.

Rev. ing. constr. [online]. 2007, vol.22, n.3, pp. 145-156. ISSN 0718-5073.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-50732007000300001.


Composite; slabs; embossments; sheet; design


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