Week 1: Composite Beams – Introduction and Full Composite Action
Introduce composite beams, including shear studs and the definition of composite action.
Week 2: Composite Beams – Partial Composite Action
Differentiate between full and partial composite action. Determine the location of a beam’s neutral axis/axes depending on the level of composite action. Calculate shear stud strength and understand strength modifiers.
Week 3: Composite Beams – Deflections
Discuss composite beam deflections and various methods for calculating the moment of inertia of a composite beam. Overview of using AISC design tables to estimate beam deflections.
Week 4: Composite Columns – Introduction and Column Behavior
Introduce composite columns including the strength of squat composite columns, columns under only axial load, and developing column curves.
Week 5: Composite Columns – Flexural Capacity and P-M Interaction
Discuss beam-column composite elements including the flexural capacity of composite columns and the effect of concurrent axial and moment loads on composite behavior.
Week 6: Composite Walls – Introduction
Introduce composite walls including the genesis of composite walls and recent applications.
Week 7: Composite Walls – Design
Discuss of experimental behavior of composite walls and current design provisions for composite walls.
Week 8: Exam Review