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Abstract

The shear connection between steel and concrete, timber and concrete and more in general between other materials is one of the fundamental components in any composite member in which it is used. Thereby, it can be argued that a thorough understanding of the performance characteristics of the shear connection is essential for a reliable analysis and design of composite members. The contents reported herein address these issues. More specifically, this review clarifies the basic concepts involved in the shear transfer mechanism and introduces different shear connector types. Typical examples are provided for each class of connection exploited for monotonic, low and high-cycle fatigue loading, with emphasis on more recent studies. The available test procedures for the determination of the shear force-slip behaviour of connectors are evaluated and the associated problems are discussed. A reference is also made to the modelling of connectors under monotonic and cyclic loading. Moreover, the most commonly used design provisions are listed and commented upon. Reference is also made to procedures for damage assessment of headed stud connectors under seismic loading and some damage indices are evaluated in quantitative terms, using data from very recent studies. Finally, conclusions are drawn and some directions for future research efforts are identified.

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Authors: BURSI O S, Dept. of Mechanical and Structural Engineering, University of Trento, Trento (IT);BALLERINI M, Dept. of Mechanical and Structural Engineering, University of Trento, Trento (IT);PIAZZA M, Dept. of Mechanical and Structural Engineering, University of Trento, Trento (IT);ZANDONINI R, Dept. of Mechanical and Structural Engineering, University of Trento, Trento (IT);FOURNELY E, Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand (FR);KUHLMANN U, Institute of Structural Design, University of Stuttgart (DE), Institute of Structural Design,University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany;KÜRSCHNER K, Institute of Structural Design, University of Stuttgart (DE), Institute of Structural Design,University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany;SCHÄNZLIN J, Institute of Structural Design, University of Stuttgart (DE), Institute of Structural Design,University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Bibliographic Reference: A paper published in "Improvement of buildings' structural quality by new technologies": Proceedings of the international seminar, Lisbon, 19 and 20 April 2002. EUR 20728. pp.21-36. Euro: 35
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ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-5684-1
Record Number: 200327110 / Last updated on: 2003-11-21
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en