# School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Steel Concrete Composite Beam

using Higher Order Beam Theory

Prepared by
Md. Alhaz Uddin Student ID: 1638699

Supervisors
A/Prof Dr. A. Hamid Sheikh Dr. Mohamed Ali Sadakkathulla

• All the studies are based on Euler-Bernoulli’s beam theory which does not consider any effect of transvers shear deformation. • As the effect of transverse shear deformation is not small for beams having low values of span to depth ratio. low shear rigidity or continuous spans. lots researches have been done to model the composite beams behaviours under various loading conditions. the shear deformation has been incorporated in the analysis in some recent investigations which used Timoshenko’s beam theory to represent the deformation of the beam layers. .BACKGROUND • Due to widely use of composite beam.

the transverse shear stiffness of the beam is modified by shear correction factor. .RESEARCH GAP • In Timoshenko beam theory (TBT). • In order to get satisfactory result with this simplification made in TBT. • It cannot accurately predict the distribution of stresses especially the transvers shear stress. assumed a uniform shear stress distribution over the beam depth whereas the actual variation of shear stress is parabolic and it become zero at the beam top and bottom surfaces.

RESEARCH FOCUS  In order to overcome all the problems a higher order beam theory (HBT) will use to model the steel concrete composite beam.  The proposed one dimensional finite element model based on the HBT will apply to solve the problems of free vibration and dynamic response of composite beam. .  A third order variation of the axial displacement of the fibres over the beam depth will take to have a parabolic variation of shear stress which will also make zero at the beam top and bottom surface.

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