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Compositesection

Tutorial
Name:

Compositesection

Description:

Severalapproachestothemodelingofcompositesections.

Program:

SAP2000

Version:

12.0.0

Status:

Finalize

ModelId:

Onthispage:
Modeloverview
Approachestomodelingcompositebehavior
Fixedbeammodel
Simplysupportedbeammodel
Attachments
SAP2000providesvariouswaystomodelthecompositebehaviorofabeamslabassembly.AttachedarefourSAP2000
modelswhichdemonstratevariousapproaches.Thegeometricandmaterialpropertiesofthemodelusedforcomparisonare
listedasfollows:
Slabwidth=2.0m
Slabthickness=0.2m
Totalgirderheight=1.2m
Topandbottomflangewidth=1.0m
Topandbottomflangethickness=0.1m
Webthickness=0.1m
Modulusofelasticity,E=33000000kN/m2
SpanlengthL=20m
Boundarycondition:fixedatbothends

Midspandeflectionsarecalculatedasfollows:
Nakedgirder,=0.0018m
Compositegirder,=0.00083m

Modeloverview

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Figure1Modeloverview

Approachestomodelingcompositebehavior

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Figure2Modelingcompositebehavior

Fixedbeammodel
Theeightapproachestomodelingcompositebehavior,describedabove,areappliedusingeightdifferentbeammodelswhich
arefixedateitherend.Resultsaresummarizedasfollows:

BeamDesignation

Behavior

MidspanDeflection

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[mm]
TheoreticalBeam

composite

0.8181

TheoreticaldeflectionisbasedonthePL^3/192EI
produceslightlygreatervaluesbecauseshear
deformationisconsideredindeflection.

Beam1
(topbeam)

nocomposite

1.7938

Thedeckslabcenterlinecoincideswiththesection
neutralaxis.Therefore,thedeckslabcontribution
tosectionflexuralstiffnesswillbenegligible.
Further,becausethereisnocompositeaction,
midspandeflectionshouldbeclosetothatofa
nakedgirder.

Beam2

composite

0.8313

Inthismodel,slabshellobjectsaredrawnatthe
girdercenterofgravity(COG),andthenoffset
vertically,abovethegirder,tomodelcomposite
action.Theshellsareoffsetsuchthattheslabsoffit
islocatedabovethegirdertopflange.

Beam3

composite

0.8313

Inthismodel,thegirderandtheslabaredrawnat
theirrespectivecenterlines.Thecorresponding
girderandslabjointsarethenconnectedthrough
bodyconstraints.

Beam4

composite

0.8313

Inthismodel,compositeactionismodeledusing
frameinsertionpoints.

Beam5

noncompostite

1.7938

Equalconstraintsareusedtomodelnoncomposite
behavior.

Beam6

noncomposite

1.7938

Beam7

partially
composite

1.0302

behavior.

Beam8
(bottombeam)

composite

0.8313

Asimpliedbythelistabove,thecompositeactionofabeamslabassemblymaybemodeledusingeitherareaoffsets,body

Simplysupportedbeammodel
Theeightapproachestocompositebehaviormodeling,describedabove,areappliedusingeightdifferentsimplysupported
beammodels.Resultsaresummarizedasfollows:

BeamDesignation

Behavior

MidspanDeflection
[mm]

TheoreticalBeam

composite

3.2725

TheoreticaldeflectionisbasedonthePL^3/48EI
produceslightlygreatervaluesbecauseshear
deformationisconsideredindeflection.

Beam1
(topbeam)

nocomposite

7.1752

Thedeckslabcenterlinecoincideswiththesection
neutralaxis.Therefore,thedeckslabcontribution

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tosectionflexuralstiffnesswillbenegligible.
Further,becausethereisnocompositeaction,
midspandeflectionshouldbeclosetothatofa
nakedgirder.
Beam2

composite

3.2624

Inthismodel,slabshellobjectsaredrawnatthe
girdercenterofgravity(COG),andthenoffset
vertically,abovethegirder,tomodelcomposite
action.Theshellsareoffsetsuchthattheslabsoffit
islocatedabovethegirdertopflange.

Beam3

composite

3.2624

Inthismodel,thegirderandtheslabaredrawnat
theirrespectivecenterlines.Thecorresponding
girderandslabjointsarethenconnectedthrough
bodyconstraints.

Beam4

composite

3.2624

Inthismodel,compositeactionismodeledusing
frameinsertionpoints.

Beam5

noncompostite

7.1752

Equalconstraintsareusedtomodelnoncomposite
behavior.

Beam6

noncomposite

7.1752

Beam7

partially
composite

3.5036

behavior.

Beam8
(bottombeam)

composite

3.2624