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Experimental Research on the Shear Connectors in Foam Concrete

Liu, D., Fayu, W. & Fu, F. ORCID: 0000-0002-9176-8159 (2018). Experimental Research on the Shear Connectors in Foam Concrete. International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials, doi: 10.1186/s40069-018-0281-4


In order to improve the longitudinal shear resistance between foam concrete and C-Channels, an investigation is carried out on the shear connectors in foam concrete with cold-formed steel double C-Channels embedment. Twenty-four tests have been carried out in two groups. Two types of connectors: flange connectors and web connectors are installed using self-drilling screws for a rapid construction. The experimental results show that they can effectively improve the longitudinal shear-resist capacity of the concrete. After the experiment, the specimens are dismantled for an interior observation. Based on the observation, the form of damage, the failure mechanism was discovered, and the equation of longitudinal shear capacity was developed. It is concluded that the failure involves independent slippage between two C-Channels and the shear connection fractures. Since the composite structure requires sufficient slip between the two materials, these types of shear connectors will have good enhancement for this type of composite structures subjected to dynamic loads.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: bond-slip, C-Channel, cold-formed steel, foam concrete, shear connector
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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Available under License Creative Commons: Attribution International Public License 4.0.

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