Composite structures deals in six chapters with the application and design of composite steel and concrete structures for buildings according to Eurocode 4.
- Chapter 1 gives a general overview of the characteristics, design and construction, and applications of composite beams, floors and columns. Also the advantages and disadvantages of the different structural solutions are discussed.
- Chapters 2 to 5 provide detailed information about the design methods and assessment rules in EN 1994 for composite beams, floors, columns and connections at normal temperature and in case of fire. The Eurocodes assessment rules are explained with many detailed worked examples.
- Finally, chapter 6 contains a complete calculation of the composite structure of a cinema auditorium consisting of main beams, girders, floors and columns
The authors – prof.ir. J.W.B. Stark and ing. R.J. Stark – are experienced designers in the field of composite steel and concrete structures.
‘Steel Design 4 – ‘Composite structures’ is effective as a textbook for students and as a reference guide to Eurocode 4 for practising structural engineers. The book is part of the ‘Steel Design Books’-series.