Structural behaviour of stud shear connections in composite floors with various connector arrangements and profiled deck configurations

Min hui Shen, Kwok Fai Chung, Ahmed Y. Elghazouli, Jing Zhong Tong

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Abstract

This paper investigates the structural behaviour of stud shear connections in composite floors with various connector arrangements and profiled deck configurations. The numerical investigation adopts a number of advanced finite element models which have been carefully calibrated against standard push-out tests conducted by the authors. In order to capture the complex interactions that take place between the concrete and the headed shear studs, a number of distinctive load transfer mechanisms within the solid concrete and the profiled composite slabs are identified and discussed. Detailed parametric studies are then undertaken using the calibrated models for the purpose of quantifying the shear resistance and deformation characteristics for connections with various stud and deck arrangements. A configuration parameter β is proposed for use in conjunction with the reduction factor kt given in EN 1994-1-1 to incorporate the effects of installation positions of headed shear studs and trough widths of profiled decks as well as the presence of longitudinal stiffeners if any. It is shown that the values of β are in the range of 0.55 to 1.0, which are significantly smaller than those commonly allowed for in the design of stud shear connections in composite floors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number110370
JournalEngineering Structures
Volume210
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2020

Keywords

  • Finite element modelling
  • Load transfer mechanisms
  • Load-slippage curves
  • Shear resistances
  • Stud shear connections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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