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The evolution of composite flooring systems: applications, testing, modelling and eurocode design approaches

Ahmed, I. M. & Tsavdaridis, K. D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8349-3979 (2019). The evolution of composite flooring systems: applications, testing, modelling and eurocode design approaches. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 155, pp. 286-300. doi: 10.1016/j.jcsr.2019.01.007


Steel–Concrete Composite (SCC) structural systems are increasingly used in the construction industry and becoming the subject of intensive research by the world's leading universities and companies because of their efficient material usage. This review paper summarises some historic and recent developments as well as the new trends for SCC systems. It presents the design philosophy and specific definitions for basic structural elements, including composite beams and slabs with emphasis on the applications, static tests, modelling techniques, design approaches as well as current design limitations. This paper concludes with a call for more research for the improvement of Eurocode 4, which in turn can help the fast-growing construction industry to take full advantage of the benefits of composite construction techniques implemented with safety.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license ( This article has been published in Journal of Constructional Steel Research, doi:
Publisher Keywords: Steel-concrete composite, Shallow flooring systems, Lightweight, Design method, Applications, Experimental testing, finite element analysis
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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