EUROPEAN CONVENTION FOR CONSTRUCTIONAL STEELWORK
CONVENTION EUROPEENNE DE LA CONSTRUCTION METALLIQUE CECM
E K S
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Recherches
STEEL RESEARCH
Design Handbook
for Braced Composite
SteelConcrete Buildings
According to Eurocode 4
i FIRST EDITION
2000 No 96
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Authors:
Name Company
SCHLEICH Jean Baptiste, Ingenieur Principal
Language
MATHLEU Jules, Ingknieur Chef de Departement
Prof. Dr.Ing. J . Fake
Ing. M. Bands
Prof. Dr.Ing. F. Millanes Mat0
CONAN Yves, Ingenieur Techcien
UniversitatGH Siegen German
Siegen
SIDERCAD S.p.a. Italian
Genova
I DEM / Uni. Pol. Madrid
Madrid
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Service Recherche et Promotion technique Structures
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Table of contents 1
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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0 PRELIMINARIES 9
0.1 Foreword
0.1.1 Generalities
0.1.2
0.1.3 Warning
0.1.4
0.1.5 Acknowledgements
Objective of this design handbook
How to read this design handbook
0.2 Units and notations
0.2.1 units
0.2.2 Convention for member axes
0.2.3 Notations in flowcharts
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0.3 Terminology 14
0.4 References 16
0.5 List of Symbols
0.5.1 Latin symbols
0.5.2 Greek symbols
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0.6 List of Tables 24
0.7 List of Figures 27
I INTRODUCTION 31
I. 1 Benefits of composite structures 33
1.2 Basis of design
I 1.2.2 Definitions
I. 2.1 Fundamental requirements
1.2.2.1 Limit states
1.2.2.2 Actions
1.2.2.3 Material properties
1.2.3.1 General
1.2.3.2 Serviceability Limit States
1.2.3 Design requirements
I 1.2.3.3 Ultimate Limit States
1.3 Design of composite braced frame
1.3.1.1 Analysis models for frames
1.3.1.2
1.3.1 Generalities
Design procedure for composite brad frame
1.3.2 Static equilibrium
1.3.3
1.3.3.1 Generalities
1.3.3.2 Frame imperfections
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Load arrangements and load cases
1.3.4
First order elastic global analysis
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1.3.4.1 Methods of analysis
1.3.4.2 Effects of deformations
1.3.4.3 Elastic global analysis
1.3.5.1 Deflections of frames
1.3.6.1
1.3.6.2 ULS checks
1.3.5 Verifications at SLS
1.3.6 Vedkations at UL.S
Definition of braced frames and nonsway frames
1.4 Content of the design handbook
1.4.1 Scope of the handbaok
1.4.2
1.4.3
1.4.4
Summary of the table of contents
Checks at Serviceability Limit States
Checks of members at Ultimate Limit States
11 STRUCTURAL CONCEPT OF THE BUILDING
II.1 Structuralmodel
II.2 Non structural elements
II.3 Loadbearingstructure
II.3.1 Types of columns
II.3.2 Types of beams
II.3.3 Types of slabs
II.3.4 Types of shear connector
II.3.5 Types of joints
II.4 Recommendations for composite design
II.5 Material properties
II.5.1 Concrete
II.5.2 Structuralsteel
11.5.3 Reinforcing steel
II.5.4
II.5.5 Connecting devices
Profiled steel decking for composite slabs
II.6 Partial safety factors for resistances and material properties at ULS
III LOAD ARRANGEMENTS AND LOAD CASES
m.1 Generalities
III.2 Loadarrangements
III.2.1
III.2.2
Permanent loads (g and G)
Variable loads (4, Q, w and s)
III.2.2.1 Imposed loads on floors and roof (q and Q)
III.2.2.2
Wind loads (We,i , Fw)
III.2.2.2.1 Wind press~re (We$
III.2.2.2.2 Wind force (Fw)
III.2.2.3 Snow loads (s)
m.3 Loadcases
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III.3.1
III.3.2
Load cases for serviceability limit states
Load cases for ultimate limit states
IV MEMBERS IN COMPRESSION (N)
IV.l Generalities
IV. 1.1
IV. 1.2
N. 1.3
IV. 1.4
Limits of applicability of the simplified design method
Local buckling of steel members
Influence of longitudinal shear
Regions of load introduction
IV.2 Resistance of crosssection to axial compressive force Nx.Sd
N.3 Stability of member to axial compressive force Nx.Sd
V MEMBERS IN BENDING (V ; M ; (V , M) )
V.l Generalities
V.2 Checks at Ultimate Limit States
V.2.1
V.2.2
Properties of crosssections of composite beams
Classification of crosssections of composite crosssections
V.2.2.1 Generalities
V.2.2.2 Definition of crosssections classification
V.2.2.3
V.2.2.4 Classification of steel webs
Classification of steel flanges in compression
V.2.2.4.1
V.2.2.4.2
Classification of steel webs where the compression flange is in Class 1 or 2
Classification of steel webs wherethe compression flange is in Class 3 or 4
V.2.3
V.2.4
Distribution of internal forces and moments in continuous beams
Verification at ULS to vertical shear VZ.Sd
V.2.4.1
V.2.4.2
V.2.4.3
V.2.5.1
V.2.5.2
Resistance of crosssection to vertical shear V Z . ~
Stability of webto vertical shear VZ.Sd for composite beams
Stability of steel webto crippling
Resistance of crosssection to My.Sd
Stability of member to My.Sd
V.2.5 Verifications at ULS to bending moment My.Sd
V.2.5.2.1 Generalities
V.2.5.2.2
V.2.5.2.3 Buckling resistance moment
Check of lateraltorsional buckling without direct calculation
V.2.6 Verification at ULS to combined (Vz.Sd, My.Sd)
V.2.6.1
V.2.6.2
Resistance of crosssection to ( Vz . ~ , My.sd)
Stability of webto (VZ.Sd, My.sd)
V.2.7 Verification of shear connectors at ULS to longitudinal shear
V.2.7.1
V.2.7.2
V.2.7.2.1
V.2.7.2.2
V.2.7.3.1
V.2.7.3.2
V.2.7.3
V.2.7.4
V.2.7.5
V.2.7.5.1
Generalities
Design longitudinal shear force
Full shear connection
Partial shear connection with ductile connectors
Headed studs in solid slabs
Headed studs in composite slabs with profiled steel sheeting
Design shear resistance of headed studs
Spacing and detailing of headed studs
Design shear resistance of concrete slab
Longitudinal shear in the slab vsd
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V.2.7.5.2
V.2.7.5.3
V.2.7.5.4 Minimum transverse reinforcement
Design resistance to longitudinal shear q d
Contribution of profiled steel sheeting as transverse reinforcement, v~
V.3 Vedications at Serviceability Limit States SLS
V.3.1 Generalities about SLS
V.3.2 Deflections
V.3.3 Cracking of concrete
V.3.4 Vibrations
VI MEMBERS WITH COMBINED AXIAL COMPRESSIVE FORCE AND BENDING
MOMENT ( (N 9 M) ; (N 9 V 9 M) )
VI.1 Generalities
VI. 1.1
VI. 1.2
Second order effects on bending moments
Specific remarks for NM calculations
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VI.2 Resistance of crosssections to combined compression and uniaxial bending (Nx.Sd ; My.sd) or (Nx.Sd ;
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VI.5
VI.6
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W. 1
W.2
Stability of members to combined compression and uniaxial bending (Nx.Sd;My.Sd) or (Nx.Sd;Mz.Sd)
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Resistance of crosssections to combined compression and biaxial bending (Nx.Sd, My.Sd and Mz.Sd)
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Stability of members to combined compression and biaxial bending (Nx.Sd, My.Sd and MZ.sd)
Influence of transverse shear forces
COMPOSITE SLABS OR CONCRETE SLABS
Generalities
Initial slab design
VII.2.1 Proportions of composite slab
W.2.2 Construction condition
VII.2.3 Composite action
W.2.4 Deflections
W.3 Influence of decking on the design of composite beams
W.3.1
W.3.2
Ribs transverse to the beam
Ribs parallel to the beam
W.4 Minimum transverse reinforcement
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Preliminaries I
PRELIMINARIES
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Foreword 1
0 PRELIMINARIES
0.1 Foreword
0.1.1 Generalities
(1) The Eurocodes are being prepared to harmonize design procedures between countries which are
members of CEN (European Committee for Standardization).
(2) E ur de 4  Part 1.1 Design of Composite Steel and Concrete Structures: General Rules and
Rules for Buildings has been published initially as an ENV document (European prestandard 
a prospective European Standard for provisional application) : ENV 199411: 1992.
(3) The national authorities of the members states have issued National Application Documents
(NAD) to make Eurocode 4  Part 1.1 operative whilst it has ENVstatus.
0.1.2 Objective of this design handbook
(1) The present publication is intended to be a design aid in supplement to the complete document
E ur de 4  Part 1.1 (always with references to it) in order to provide simplified guidance and to
facilitate the use of Eurocode 4 for the design of such composite steelconcrete structures which
are usual in common practice : braced composite steelconcrete structures. As this handbook is
less formal and more userfriendly than Eurocode 4 additional information have been introduced
to offer explanations on design principles or application rules and, about usual design results.
(2) Therefore, the Design handbook according to Eurocode 4 for braced composite steelconcrete
buildings presents the main design formulas and rules extracted from Eurocode 4  Part 1.1,
which are needed to deal with :
 elastic nlobal analwis of buildings and similar structures,
 checks of structural members at limit states,
 in case of braced structures,
 according to the European standard Eurocode 4 Part 1.1 (ENV 199411:1992).
0.1.3 Warning
(1) Although the present design handbook has been carefully established and intends to be self
standing it does not substitute in any case for the complete document Euroc.de 4  Part 1.1,
which should be consulted, in case of doubt or need for clarification, in conjunction with the
National Application Document (NAD) specific to the country where the building project is
situated.
(2) All references to Eurocode 4  Part 1.1 are made in [...I and given in appropriate left column
called Ref..
References to Eurocodes 1,2,3 and 4 are called respectively either Ref. 1, Ref. 2, Ref. 3 and
Ref. 4 or EC1, EC2, EC3 and EC4 (see the list of references in chapter 0.4).
(3) Any other text, tables or figures not quoted from Eurocode 4 are considered to satisfy the rules
specified in Eurocode 4  Part 1.1.
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0.1.4 How to read this design handbook
(1) Example of numbering of chapters and paragraphs : V.2.7.2.2
(2) Layout of pages :
IRef. Chapter V  Members in bending I
left column for references
MEMBER IN BENDING (V; M; (V, M))
Checks at Ultimate Limit States
Verifications of shear connectors at ULS to longitudinal shear
. . .)
. . .)
. . .)
.2.7.2 Design longitudinal shear force
.2.7.2.2 Partial shear connection with ductile connectors
(3) In the left column of each page :
 references to Eurocode 4 are also given in the text between brackets [...I
 other references are designated by (Ref. i) and are listed in chapter 0.4.
0.1.5 Acknowledgements
(1) Particular thanks for fiuitful collaboration are addressed to members of the project working
group:
 15 engineering offices: Adem (Belgium), Bureau Delta (Belgium), Varendonck
Groep/Steeltrak (Belgium), VM Associate Partner (Belgium), hbsl l , Hannemann &
Hsjlund (Denmark), Bureau Veri (France), Socotec (France), Sofiesid (France), CPU
hgenieurburo (Germany), IGBIngenieurgruppe Bauen (Germany), Danieli hgegneria
(Italy), Schroeder & Associes (Luxemburg), D3BN (the Netherlands), Ove Amp &
Partners (United Kingdom), ECCS / TC 11 (Germany),
 RWTH: Steel Construction Department from Aachen University with Professor
SEDLACEK G. and G R O W D.,

SIDERCAD (Italy) with MM. BANDINI M. and CATTANEO F.,
CTICM (France) with MM. CHABROLIN B., GALEA Y. and BUREAU A.

(2) Grateful thanks are also expressed to :
 the ECSC which supported this work in the scope of the European research no P2724
(contract no 7210  SA/516),
 the F6 executive committee which has followed and advised the working group of the
research,
 anyone who has contributed to the work MM. CHANTRAIN Ph., MAUER Th.,
GERARDY J.C and WARSZTA F.
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Units and notations I
0.2 Units and notations
0.2.1 Units
EC4
p. 5 (211
For calculations the following uni ts are recommended in accordance with IS0 1000:
 Forcesandloads EN, Wl m, kNlm2
 unitmass
Wm3
 Unitweight kN/m3
 Stre~~e~andstrengths N/2 ( =MNIm2 or Mpa)
 Moments kN.m
0.2.2 ' Convention for member axes
(1) For steel members, the conventions used for crosssection axes are:
 xx: along the member
 generally:
Y Y :
zz:
EC4
[ 1.6.7
crosssection axis parallel to the flanges
crosssection ax i s perpendicular to the flanges or parallel to the web
(2) The convention used for subscripts which indicate axes for moments is :
"Use the axis about which the moment acts."
For example, for an Isection a moment acting in the plane of the web is denoted My because it
acts about the crosssection axis parallel to the flanges.
0.2.3 Notations in flowcharts
All the flowcharts appearing in the present design handbook should be read according to the
following rules:



reading from the top to the bottom, in general,
the references to Eurocode 4 are given in [...I,
"n.$" means that the checks are notjk@ZZed and that stronger sections or joints have to be
selected.
Title
Assumption
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Action : determination, calculation, ...
i r
Criterion to check,
condition or comparison
the dotted () means that path has
to be followed through the box
Results
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0.3 Terminology
EC4
[I .4.2 (1)] (1) The following terms are used in Part 1.1 of Eurocode 4 (Ref. 4) with the following meanings:
 Frame: A structure or portion of a structure, comprising an assembly of directly connected
structural elements, designed to act together to resist load. It covers both plane W e s and
threedimensional frames.
 Subfiame: A frame which forms part of a larger frame, but is treated as an isolated W e
in a structural analysis.
 Tyue of flaming: Terms used to distinguish between frames which are either:
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. Continuous, in which only both equilibrium and the structural properties of the
members need explicit consideration in the global analysis,
. Semicontinuous, in which also the structural properties of the connections need
explicit consideration in the global analysis,
. Simule, in which only equilibrium needs to be considered in the global analysis.
 Global analvsis: The determination of a consistent set of internal forces and moments (N,
V, M) in a structure, which are in equilibrium with a particular set of actions on the
structure, and are based on the properties of the materials.
 First order alobal analvsis: Global analysis using the initial geometry of the structure and
neglecting the deformation of the structure which influences the effects of actions (no PA
effects).
 Second order nlobal analysis: Global analysis taking into account the deformation of the
structure which influences the effects of actions (PA effects).
 Elastic nlobal analvsis: Firstorder or secondorder global analysis based on the
assumption that the stressstrain behaviour of the material is linear, whatever the stress
level; this assumption may bemaintained even where the resistance of a crosssection is
based on its plastic resistance.
 Composite frame: A composite frame is a framed structure for a building or similar
construction works, in which some or all of the beams and columns are composite
members and most of the remaining members are structural steel members. The use of
reinforced or prestressed concrete or masonry members in bracing systems is not excluded.
ComDosite member: A structural member with components of concrete and of structural or
coldformed steel, interconnected by shear connection so as to limit the longitudinal slip
between concrete and steel and the separation of one component from the other.

 Prouued structure or member: A structure or member the steel elements of which are
supported until the concrete elements are able to resist stresses.
 Unurouued structure or member: A structure or member in which the weight of concrete
elements is applied to steel elements.
 Shear connection: An interconnection between the concrete and steel components of a
composite member that has sufficient strength and stifhess to enable the two components
to be designed as parts of a single structural member. For composite beams shear
connection means generally mechanical shear connection that does not rely on bond or
adhesion at interfaces between steel and concrete.
 Full and vartial shear connection are defined in chapter V.2.7
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 Headed stud connector : A particular form of shear connector comprising a steel bar and
flat head that is welded automatically to the beam.
 Comuosite connection : A connection between a composite member and any other member
in which reinforcement is intended to contribute to the resistance of the connection.
 Riaid comuosite connection : A composite connection such that its deformation has no
significant influence on the distribution of internal forces and moments in the structure, nor
on its overall deformation.
 Comuosite column : A composite member subjected mainly to compression and bending.
Only columns with crosssections of the types defined in chapter IV are treated in this
handbook.
 Comuosite beam : A composite member subjected mainly to bending. Only those in which
the structural steel section is symmetrical about its minor axis are treated (see chapter V).
 Continuous comuosite beam : A beam with three or more supports, in which the steel
section is either continuous over internal supports or is jointed by fullstrength and rigid
connections, with connections between the beam and each support such that it can be
assumed that the support does not transfer significant bending moment to the beam. At the
internal supports the beammay have either effective reinforcement or only nominal
reinforcement.
 H m * n g moment : Negative moment causing compression in the bottom flange of the
beam.
 Saapinn moment : Positive moment causing tension in the bottom flange of the beam.
 Comuosite slab : A bidimensional horizontal composite member subjected mainly to
bending, in which profiled steel sheets (see chapter VII) :
are used as permanent shuttering capable of supporting wet concrete, reinforcement
and site loads, and
subsequently combine structurally with the hardened concrete and act as part or all of
the tensile reinforcement in the finished slab.
 DecknR : Profiled steel sheeting which may be embossed or specially formed to ensure
composite action with the concrete slab.
 Transverse reinforcement : Reinforcement placed in the slab transversely (across) the steel
beam.
 Svstem length : Distance between two adjacent points at which a member is braced against
lateral displacement in a given plane, or between one such point and the end of the
member.
 Buckling length : System length of an otherwise similar member with pinned ends, which
has the same buckling resistance as a given member.
 Desimer : Appropriately qualified and experienced person responsible for the structural
design.
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References
0.4
Ref. 1
Ref. 2
Ref. 3
Ref. 4
Ref. 5
Ref. 6
Ref. 7
Ref. 8
Ref. 9
Ref. 10
Ref. 11
Ref. 12
Ref. 13
Ref. 14
References
(=EC1) ENV 199111, Eurocode 1 (draft version) : Basis of Design and Actions
on Structures (Parts 1,2.2,2.4,2.5,2.7, 10).
(=EC2) ENV 199211, Eurocode 2 : Design of concrete structures, Part 1.1 :
General rules and rules for Buildings.
(=EC3) ENV 199311, Eurocode 3 : Design of steel structures, Part 1.1 : General
rules and rules for Buildings.
(=EC4) ENV 199411, Eurocode 4 : Design of composite steel and concrete
structures, Part 1.1 : General rules and rules for Buildings.
(=EC8) Eurocode 8, draft version, Design of structures for earthquake resistance.
ECCS technical publication n65, Essentials of Eurocode 3  Design Manual for
Steel Structures in Building, 199 1, First Edition.
ECCS technical publication n72, Composite Beams and Columns to Eurocode 4,
1993, First Edition.
SCI publication 121, Composite BeamDesign to Eurocode 4, 1994.
SCI publication 142, Composite Column Design to Eurocode 4, 1994.
R.P.Johnson and D. Anderson, Designers Handbook to Eurocode 4, Part 1.1 :
Design of composite steel and concrete structures, 1993, Thomas Telford.
Albitar A.  Application de 1Eurocode 4. Classification des sections transversales
de poutres mixtes. pages 71 to 90. Revue Construction Metallique, no 41994.
Bergmann R., Composite columns, pages 39 to 68, IABSE Short Course about
Composite steelconcrete Construction and Eurocode 4, Brussels 1990.
Bode H. and Sauerborn N., Composites Beams, pages 89 to 115, IABSE Short
Course about composite steelconcrete construction and Eurocode 4, Brussels 1990.
ARBED S.A., Composite construction system AF with integrated fire resistance 
Code of good practice.
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List of symbols I
List of Symbols
Latin symbols
designation of a buckling curve; throat thickness of fillet weld; position of reinforcing bars
measured from the bottom of concrete flange in composite beam.
geometrical data of the effects of actions
geometrical data for the resistance
design throat thickness for submerged arc welding
accidental action; area of building loaded by external pressure of wind;
area of gross crosssection
crosssectional area of the structural steel
concrete area
effective area of class 4 crosssection
reference area for cf (wind force)
effective area of the steel sheet in tension
Effective section of rib of composite slab
Effective section of rib of composite slab
crosssectional area of the steel reinforcement
shear area of the structural steel member
effective shear area for resistance to block shear
shear area of structural steel crosssection according to yy axis
shear area of structural steel crosssection according to zz axi s
designation of a buckling curve; flange width; building width
effective width
effective width of the slab for concentrated load
effective width of the concentrated load, perpendicular to the span of the slab
width of the concentrated load, perpendicular to the span of the slab
width of the haunch for headed studs
designation of a buckling curve; outstand distance; effective perimeter
altitude factor for reference wind velocity
dynamic fiator for wind force
direction factor for reference wind velocity
exposure coefficient for wind pressure and wind force
wind force coefficient
external pressure coefficient for wind pressure
roughness coefficient for determination of ce
topography coefficient for determination of ce
temporary (seasonal) fictor for reference wind velocity
nominal value related to the design effect of actions
thickness of concrete cover in concrete encased section
designation of a buckling curve; web depth
bolt diameter, headed stud diameter
distance from the top of the slab to the centroid of the effective area of the sheet
hole diameter
distance of the plastic neutral axis of the effective area of the sheeting to its underside
equivalent initial bow imperfection
design value of equivalent initial bow imperfection
effect of actions at SLS
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List of symbols
Ea
ECCS
ECSC
EC 1
EC 2
EC 3
EC 4
EC 8
Ecm
EC
Ed
Ek
E.N.A.
Es
fck
fct
fcte
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G
fmin
fsk
fu
fY
fyb =fyp
fyw
Fa,Fal,Fa;!
FC
modulus of elasticity or Young Modulus of structural steel
European Convention for Constructional Steelwork
European Community of Steel and Coal
Eurocode 1 (Ref. 1)
Eurocode 2 (Ref. 2)
Eurocode 3 (Ref. 3)
Eurocode 4 (Ref. 4)
Eurocode 8 (Ref. 8)
secant modulus of elasticity of the concrete
"effective" modulus of concrete
design value of the effect of action
characteristic value of effects of actions at SLS
elastic neutral axis
modulus of longitudinal deformation of reinforcing steel
characteristic cylinder compressive strength
charactenstic cylinder tensile strength
effective tensile strength of concrete
design natural frequency
natural frequency
recommended limit of natural frequency
characteristic yield strength of reinforcing steel
ultimate tensile strength
yield strength
nominal value of yield strength for profiled steel sheeting (EC4)
yield strength of the web
forces in structural steel section to resist to plastic bending moment
compressive force in the concrete flange necessary to resist the design sagging bending
moment
longitudinal shear force
design value of action
characteristic value of action
design longitudinal force caused by composite action in the slab
force in the reinforcing bars to resist to plastic bending moment
characteristic value of transverse force
design transverse force caused by composite action in the slab
design tensile force per stud
resultant wind force, force in the web of structural steel section to resist to plastic bending
moment
distributed permanent action; dead load
permanent action
shear modulus
design permanent action
characteristic value of permanent action
overall depth of crosssection; storey height; building height
depth of structural steel section
thickness of the slab above the ribs of the profiled sheeting
height of deckings ribs
total depth of the slab
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List of symbols I
kLT
kt
ko
kT
K*
e
~L T
e0
L
Lb
LTB
m
min
M
Mb.Rd
Mcr
Me1
max
&.Rd
&l.Rd
Mf.Rd
Mapl.Rd
Mpl.Rd
Mpl. w.Rd
Mp1.y.Rd
Mpl.z.Rd
MRd
MPl
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MSd
MV.Rd
I Mw.Sd
MY
My.Sd
overall height of structure
total horizontal load
radius of gyration about relevant axi s using the properties of gross steel crosssection
moment of inertia
torsional constant
moment of inertia about yy and zz axes
subscript meaning characteristic (unfhctored) value
coefficient for the minimum reinforcement
effective length factor
reduction factor for the shear resistance of headed studs in composite slab with ribs
parallel to the beam
factor for lateraltorsional buckling with NM interaction
reduction factor for the shear resistance of headed studs in composite slab with ribs
perpendicular to the beam
buckling factor for outstand flanges
buckling factor for shear
roughness factor of the terrain
portion of a member
effective length for outofplane bending
equivalent length
system length; span length; weld length
buckling length of member
lateraltorsional buckling
mass per unit length
maximum
minimum
bending moment
design resistance moment for lateraltorsional buckling
elastic critical moment for lateraltorsional buckling
design resistance moment of the crosssection
elastic moment capacity
design elastic resistance to bending of beam
design plastic resistance moment of the crosssection consisting of the flanges only, with
effective section
design plastic resistance moment of the structural steel alone
plastic moment capacity
design plastic resistance moment of the structural crosssection
design plastic resistance moment of the web
design plastic resistance moment of the structural crosssection about yy axi s
design plastic resistance moment of the structural crosssection about zz axi s
sagging bending resistance of a composite slab
design bending moment resistance of the member
design bending moment applied to the member
design plastic resistance moment reduced by shear force
design value of moment applied to the web
bending moment about yy axi s
design bending moment about yy axi s applied to the member
warping constant
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List of symbols
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Mz
MZ.Sd
n
n,
nr
11s
N
NAD
Nb.Rd
Nb.y.Rd
Nb.z.Rd
~Comp.
Ncr
NG.Sd
Nc.Rd
Npl.Rd
NRd
NSd
Nxsd
P.N.A.
P
PRd
PRk
9
9k
qref
Q
Qd
Qk
Qk.max
r
R
Qd
Rd
Rk
S
sd
Sk
SS
S
s d
sk
SLS
t
tf
tP
tW
ULS
Vref
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bending moment about zz axis
design bending moment about zz axis applied to the member
nominal modular ratio
number of columns in plane
number of members to be restrained by the bracing system
number of storeys
n o d force; axial load
National Application Document
design buckling resistance of the member
design buckling resistance of the member accordmg to yy axis
design buckling resistance of the member according to zz axi s
compressive n o d force
elastic critical axial force
design compression resistance of the crosssection
part of the design axial load that is permanent
design plastic resistance of the gross crosssection
design resistance for member in compression
design value of compressive force
design internal axial force applied to member according to xx axis
plastic neutral axi s
point load
design resistance of shear connector
characteristic resistance of shear connector
imposed variable distributed load
characteristic value of imposed variable distributed load
reference mean wind pressure
imposed variable point load
design variable action
characteristic value of imposed variable point load
variable action which causes the largest effect
radius of root fillet
rolled sections
design crippling resistance of the web
design resistance of the member subject to internal forces or moment
characteristic value of &
snow load
design snow load
characteristic value of the snow load on the ground
length of stiff bearing
effects of actions at ULS
design value of an internal force or moment applied to the member
characteristic value of effects of actions at ULS
Serviceability Limit states
design thickness, nominal thickness of element, material thickness
flange thickness
thickness of a plate welded to an unstiffened flange
web thickness
ultimate Limit states
reference wind velocity
basic value of the reference wind velocity
shear force; total vertical load
design shear buckling resistance
elastic critical value of the total vertical load
total design longitudinal shear
design shear plastic resistance of crosssection
design shear plastic resistance of crosssection according to yy axi s (// to web)
design shear plastic resistance of crosssection according to zz axi s (I to flange)
design shear resistance of the member
design shear force applied to the member; design value of the total vertical load
shear forces applied parallel to yy axi s
design shear force applied to the member parallel to yy axi s
shear force parallel to zz axi s
design internal shear forces applied to the member parallel to zz axi s
wind pressure on a surface
design wind load
wind pressure on external surface
design crack width
welded sections
elastic section modulus of effective class 4 crosssection
elastic section modulus of class 3 crosssection
elastic section modulus of class 3 crosssection according to yy axi s
elastic section modulus of class 3 crosssection according to zz axi s
plastic section modulus of class 1 or 2 crosssection
plastic section modulus of class 1 or 2 crosssection according to yy axis
plastic section modulus of class 1 or 2 crosssection according to zz axi s
axi s along the member
characteristic value of the material properties
principal axi s of cross section (parallel to flanges, in general)
principal axi s of cross section (parallel to the web, in general)
position of plastic neutral axi s measured from the top of concrete flange in composite beam
position of plastic neutral axi s measured from the bottom of concrete flange in composite
beam
reference height for evaluation of Ce
vertical distance
Greek symbols
coefficient of linear thermal expansion
factor to determine the position of the neutral axi s
coefficient of critical amplification or coefficient of remoteness of critical state of the fhme
coefficient of nominal linear thermal expansion
nondimensional coefficient for buckling
equivalent uniform moment factor for flexural buckling
equivalent uniform moment fictor for lateraltorsional buckling
equivalent uniform moment factor for flexural buckling about yy axi s
equivalent uniform moment factor for flexural buckling about zz axi s
nondimensional coefficient for lateraltorsional buckling
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reduction factor for the relevant buckling mode
ratio of compression for the resistance of members
reduction factor for lateraltorsional buckling
ratio of compression for the resistance of members
reduction Eactor for the relevant buckling mode about yy axis
reduction factor for the relevant buckling mode about zz axi s
relative horizontal displacement of top and bottom of a storey
horizontal displacement of the braced frame
design deflection
design vertical deflection of floors, beams, . . .
design horizontal deflection of frames
recommended limit of horizontal deflection
in plane deflection of the bracing system due to q plus any external loads
deflection due to variable load (9)
horizontal displacement of the unbraced fiame
design vertical deflection of floors, beams, ...
recommended limit of vertical deflection
minimum of xy a d
precamber (hogging) of the beamin the unloaded state (state 0)
variation of the deflection of the beam due to permanent loads (G) immediately after
loading (state 1)
variation of the deflection of the beam due to the variable loading (Q) (state 2)
displacement
coefficient =E (with fy in N/mm2)
ultimate strain of structural steel
total longterm free shrinkage strain
ultimate strain of reinforcing steel
partial safety factor for structural steel
partial safety factor for profiled steel decking
partial safety factor for concrete
partial safety factor for force or for action
partial safety factor for permanent action
partial safety factor for the resistance at ULS
partial safety factor for the resistance of bolted connections
partial safety factor for the slip resistance of preloaded bolts
partial safety factor for the resistance of welded connections
partial safety factor for resistance at ULS of class 1,2 or 3 crosssections (plasticity or
yielding)
partial safety ktor for resistance of class 4 crosssections (Id buckling resistance);
partial safety factor for the resistance of member to buckling
partial safety factor for variable action
partial safety factor for reinforcing steel
partial safety factor for shear connector
Eactor for lightweight concrete
slenderness of the member for the relevant buckling mode
List of symbols I
Euler slenderness for buckling
nondimensional slenderness ratio of the member for buckling
nondimensional slenderness ratio of the member for lateraltorsional buckling
web slenderness
non dimensional slenderness ratio of the member for buckling about zz and yy axes
friction coefficient; ratio of moment for the resistance of members; opening ratio
factor for NM interaction
snow load shape coefficient
factor for NM interaction
factor for NM interaction
factor for NM interaction
Poisson's ratio for structural steel
rotation
unit mass for structural steel
reduction factor due to shear force VSd
reduction factor due to shear force Vy.Sd
reduction factor due to shear force Vz.Sd
normal stress
maximum stress in the reinforcement
shear stress
simple postcritical shear strength
elastic critical shear strength
initial sway imperfection of the frame
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0.6 List of Tables
page
I INTRODUCTION
Table I. 1
Table 1.3 Modelling of connections
Table 1.2
Table 1.4
Table 1.5
Table 1.6
Table 1.7
Table 1.8
Table 1.9
Table I. 10
Table I. 1 1
Summary of design requirements
Modelling of frame for analysis
Global imperfections of the frame
Values for the i ni ti al sway imperfections 4
Recommended limits for horizontal deflections
Definition of framing for horizontal loads
Checks at Serviceability Limit States
Member submitted to internal forces and bending moments
Planes within internal forces and bending moments (Nsd, Vsd, Msd) are acting
Internal forces and bending moments to be checked at ULS for different types of loading
I1 STRUCTURAL CONCEPT OF THE BUILDING
Table II. 1
Table II.2
Table II.3
Table II.4
Table II.5
Table II.6
Table II.7
Table II.8
Table II.9
Table II. 10
Concrete classes and characteristic values for compression and tension
Nominal values of shnnkage strain ECS
Values of nominal modular ratios n =
Design values of mterial coefficient for concrete
Nominal values of yield strength fy for structural steels accordmg to EN 10025 and EN
101 13
Comparison table of different steel grades designation
Design values of material coefficients for steel
Yield strength fsk for reinforcing steel
Yield strength of basic material fyb for steel sheeting
Partial safety factors ' y ~ for resistances and material properties at Ultimate Limit State
?XI
I11 LOAD ARRANGEMENTS AND LOAD CASES
Table III. 1
Table III.2 Categories of building areas, traflic areas in buildings and roofs
Table III.3
Table III.4
Table m.5
Table III.6
Table III.7
Table III.8
Load arrangements Fk for composite building design according to Eurocodes 1 & 4
Imposed load (qk, Qk) on floors in buildings depending on categories of loaded areas
Exposure coefficient as a function of height z above ground
External pressure cpe for verticals walls of rectangular plan buildings
Combinations of actions for serviceability limit states
Combinations of actions for ultimate limit state
Examples for the application of the combinations rules in Table III.7. All actions Cg, q,
P, s, w) are considered to originate from different sources
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IV MEMBERS IN COMPRESSION (N)
Table IV. 1
Table IV.2
Table IV.3
Table IV.4
Table N.5
Table IV.6
List of checks to be performed at ULS for the composite member in compression
Limiting widthtothickness ratios to avoid local buckling
Design shear resistance stresses (due to bond and friction) at the interface between steel
and concrete
Values of q 10 and q20 in function of h
Design plastic resistance to compression Npl.Rd
Crosssectional areas of the structural steel (&), the reinforcement (As) and the concrete
(Ac)
Table IV.7 Imperfection factors a
Table IV.8 a) Moments of inertia of totally and partially concreteacased steel profile
Table IV.8 b) Moments of inertia of concretefilled rectangular hollow section
Table IV.8 c) Moments of inertia of concretefilled circular hollow section
Table IV.9 Limiting values of h for longterm loading
Table IV. 10 Buckling length of column, Lb
Table IV. 1 1 Buckling reduction factors x =f ( x ) for composite crosssections
V MEMBERS IN BENDING (V ; M ; (V , M) )
Table V. 1 Critical sections for the design calculation and related action effects to be checked
TableV.2 List of checks to be performed at ULS for the member in bending according to the
applied internal forces andor moments (V ; M ; (V , M))
TableV.2 List of checks to be performed at ULS for the member in bending according to the
applied internal forces and/or moments (V ; M ; (V , M))
Table V.3 Definition of the classification of crosssection
Table V.4 Classification of composite crosssections : limiting widthoverthickness ratio (c / tf)
for steel outstandflanges in compression
Table V.5 Classification of composite crosssection : limiting widthtothickness ratios for steel
internal flange elements in cornpression
Table V.6 Classification of composite crosssections : limiting widthoverthickness ratios (d / tw)
for steel webs
Table V.7 a) Classification of flange and web subjected to particular loading for standard hotrolled
WE, IPE A and IPE 0 steel profiles
Table V.7 b) Classification of flange and web subjected to particular loading for standard hotrolled
HE AA and HE A steel profiles
Table V.7 c) Classification of flange and web subjected to particular loading for standard hotrolled
HE B and HE M steel profiles
Table V.7 d) Classification of flange and web subjected to particular loading for standard hotrolled
UB steel profiles
Table V.7 e) Classification of flange and web subjected to particular loading for standard hotrolled
UC steel profiles
TableV.8 Limits to redistribution of hogging moments at supports (in terms of the maximum
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percentage of the initial bending moment to be reduced)
I Table V.9 Shear area AV for crosssections
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Table V. 10 Limiting widthtothickness ratio related to the shear buckling in web
Table V. 11 Simple postcntical shear strength rba
Table V. 12 Buckling factor for shear kr
Table V. 13 a) Plastic stress distributions, positions of plastic neutral axis and plastic bending moment
resistance Mpley.U for sagging bending moment
Table V. 13 b) Plastic stress distributions, positions of plastic neutral axis and plastic bending moment
resistance Mpl.y.Rd for hogging bending moment
Table V. 14 Maximum depth ha in [mm] of the steel member to avoid lateraltorsional buckling in the
hogging moment region
Table V.15 Interaction of shear buckling resistance and moment resistance with the simple post
critical method
Table V. 16 Design resistance PRd w] of headed studs with h / d >4
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150
153
163
Table V. 17 Basic shear strength rRd m/mm2] 170
Table V. 18 Recommended limiting values for vertical deflections 174
Table V. 19 Vertical deflections to beconsidered 174
Table V.20 178
Table V.21
180
Minimum percentage of reinforcement bars for propped and unpropped constructions
Maximum bar diameters for high bond bars for different maximum reinforcement
stresses and crack widths at SLS
VI MEMBERS WITH COMBINED AXIAL COMPRESSIVE FORCE AND BENDING
MOMENT ( (N , M) ; (N ,V , M) )
181
Table VI.2 Factors p for the determination of moments according to secondorder theory 187
Table VI.3 a) Neutral axes and plastic section moduli for totally and partially concreteencased steel
profile bent about major axi s @) 195
Table VI.3 b) Neutral axes and plastic section moduli for totally and partially concreteencased steel
profile bent about minor axis (U) 196
Table VI.3 c) Neutral axes and plastic section moduli for concretefilled circular and rectangular
hollow sections 197
Table VI.4 Typical values of Xn 198
Table VIS 203 Reduced steel thickness tred allowing for transverse shear force
VI1 COMPOSITE SLABS OR CONCRETE SLABS 205
Table W. 1 Maximum span to depth ratios of composite slabs (L / hslab) 210
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0.7 List of Figures
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I INTRODUCTION
Figure I. 1
Figure 1.2
Figure 1.3
Figure 1.4
Figure 1.5
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Advantage of composite column
Advantage of composite beam
Ratio of moment resistances for composite section to steel section
Ratio of moments of inertia for composite Section to steel section
Design procedure for composite braced frame
STRUCTURAL CONCEPT OF THE BUILDING
Figure II.1
Figure II.2
Figure II.3
Figure II.4
Figure II.5
Figure II.6
Figure II.7
Figure II.8
Types of composite columns
Types of composite beams
Types of composite slabs and concrete slabs
Minimum dimensions of headed stud shear connector
Examples of joints in composite frames
Modelling of joints
Effects of propped and unpropped construction
Framing plans for medium and long span beams
I11 LOAD ARRANGEMENTS AND LOAD CASES
Figure III. 1 Flowchart for load arrangements and load cases for general global analysis of the structure
Figure III.2 Flowchart for load arrangements and load cases for first order elastic global analysis of the structure
Figure III.3 Construction loads on profiled steel decking
Figure III.4 Values of dynam.~c factor cd for composite buildings
Figure III.5 Pressures on surfaces
Figure III.6 Reference height z, depending on h and b
Figure III.7 Internal pressure coefficient q,i for buildings withopenings in the wall
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IV MEMBERS IN COMPRESSION (N) 91
Figure IV. 1 Type of crosssections of composite columns 95
Figure IV.2 Introduction length for the shear force 100
Figure IV.3 Mechanical shear connection 10 1
Figure IV.4 Shear resistance of headed stud connectors used to create direct load transfer into the concrete 102
V MEMBERS IN BENDING (V ; M ; (V , M) ) 111
Figure V. 1 Effective width beff and equivalent spans &, of concrete flange
Figure V.2 Elastic analysis of composite beam under sagging and hogging moment
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Figure V.3 Flowchart for classification of a composite beam crosssection (with references to pC4] and to (design
~d b o w ) 126
Figure V.4 Spacing requirements of shear connectors for the Class 1 steel flange in compression 127
Figure V.5 Requirements for encased web 128
Figure V.6 Improved classification of steel webs with compression flange in class 1 or 2 and with specific conditions129
Figure V.7 Definition of "uncracked" and "cracked" sections for elastic global analysis 139
Figure V.8 Load introduction and length of Mbearing, s, 143
Figure V.9 Inverted Uframe action 149
Figure V. 10 Normal stress distribution for MV interaction with hogging bending moment 152
Figure V. 11 Resistance in bending and vertical shear in absence of shear buckling 153
Figure V. 12 Calculation of the longitudinal shear force Vf! in simply supported beams 157
Figure V. 13 Calculation of the longitudinal shear force Vf! in continuous beams 158
Figure V. 14 Minimum degree of shear connection allowing ductile behaviour of headed studs 160
Figure V. 15 Relation between F, and MSd for partial shear connection 16 1
Figure V. 16 MR~, reduced bending moment resistance of composite crosssection because of partial shear connection 162
Figure V. 17 Composite beamwith solid slab 162
Figure V. 18 Beams with steel decking ribs parallel to the beam 163
164
Figure V.20 Detailing of shear connectors in solid slab 165
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Figure V. 19 Beams with steel decking ribs transverse to the beam
Figure V.2 1 Types of composite beams with composite slabs
Figure V.22 Detailing of shear COM&O~S in composite slabs with steel decks including central stiffener
Figure V.23 Typical potential surfaces of shear failure in slabs
Figure V.24 Reinforcement length at supports for a composite beam
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VI MEMBERS WITH COMBINED AXIAL COMPRESSIVE FORCE AND BENDING
MOMENT ((N 9 M) ; (N 9v 9 M) 1
179
Figure VI. 1
Figure VI.2
Figure VI.3
Figure VI.4
Figure VI.5
Figure VI.6
Figure VI.8
Internal forces and bending moments applied to composite member
Type of crosssections of composite columns
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190
Crosssection interaction curve (with polygonal approximation) for compression and uni axi al bending 19 1
Stresses distributions corresponding to the interaction curve (Figure VI.4) 192
199
Reduction of normal stresses of steel profile within shear area in the presence of transverse shear stress 202
Crosssection interaction curve for compression and uni axi al bending
Design procedure for compression and uniaxial bending interaction
VI1 COMPOSITE SLABS OR CONCRETE SLABS
Figure W. 1 Typical composite slabs
Figure W. 2 Orientation of profiled steel decking
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Ref. 4
I INTRODUCTION
1.1 Benefits of composite structures
Following figures illustrate the main advantages of composite structures that may be reached in
comparison with other forms of construdion:
 for columns: the load currvine cuuacitv of the composite profile may reach twice that of
the steel profile acting alone. For an applied axial load Nx.Sd, a composite column may
allow to reduce the section size and always delivers better fire resistance than for steel
section alone; this fire resistance increases with the amount of reinforcing bars protected
by concrete (see Figure I. 1).
Comparison of different columns. with a buckling length of 4 meters and
HE 240 B
s 355
C25
COMPOSITE
COLUMN
bearing the same ultimate load : Nx.Sd =3 000 kN
c 400 mm
4420
00
h(
{I J 280mmJ 44 12
HE 280 B
s 355 C40 / S 500
PURE STEEL REINFORCED CONCRETE
COLUMN COLUMN
Figure 1.1 Advantage of composite column
 forbeams:
the bearinn capacitv of composite beams relative to steel sections alone may be
increased in the range of 1,5 to 2,5 for typical slab depth and for all P E and HE steel
section (up to 600 mm deep) as shown in Figure 1.3. This figure provides the ratio of
moment resistances for composite sections to steel sections, (Mpl.Rd)Posite , for
certain assumptions regarding the slab depth & +hp =130 mm; hp =50 mm), the
slab width 5 & +hp +ha)), the concrete strength (C25/30), both steel grades
S 235 & S 355 and P E and HE sections (see Table V.13 for notations and formulas).
For an applied bending moment (My.sd), composite beams with naked steel section
and with partiallyencased steel section (calculated with Annex G of Eurocode 4),
may allow to reduce the section size, as shown in Figure 1.2; composite beams with
partiallyencased section also provide better fire resistance in comparison with naked
steel section.
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Figure 1.3 Ratio of moment resistances for composite section to steel section
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Ratio of Moment of Inertia : Ic / Ia
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Figure 1.4 Ratio of moments of inertia for composite section to steel section
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1.2 Basis of design
The table I. 1 summarises t hi s chapter 1.2 providing the practical principles of design
requirements. Details and explanations are given in the following subchapters 1.2.1 to 1.2.3.
1.2.1 Fundamental requirements
(1) A structure shall be designed and constructed in such a way that:

with acceptable probability, it will rernain fit for the use for which it is required, having
due to regard to its intended live and its cost, and
 with appropriate degrees of reliability, it will sustain all actions and other influences likely
to occur during execution (i.e. the construction stage) and use (i.e. the composite stage)
and have adequate durability in relation to maintenance costs.
(2) A structure shall also be designed in such a way that it will not be damaged by events like
explosions, impact or consequences of human errors, to an extent disproportionate to the on@
cause.
(3) The above requirements shall be met by the choice of suitable materials, by appropriate design
and detailing and by specifjmg control procedures for production, construction and use as
relevant for the particular project.
1.2.2 Definitions
12.2.1 Limit states
[2.2.1.1(1)] (1) Eurocode 4 is a limit state design code in which principles and rules are given for the verification
of:
 Serviceability Limit States (SLS) and,
 ultimate Limit states (ULS).
(2) The limit states are states beyond which the structure no longer satisfies the design performance
requirements.
(3) These limit states are referred to physical phenomena as for instance:
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[2.2.1.1 (611 a) for SLS, problems which may limit the serviceability because of
 deformations or deflections which adversely affect the appearance or effective use of
the structure (including the proper functioning of machines or services) or cause
damage to finishes or nonstructural elements,
 vibration which causes discodort to people, damage to the building or its contents, or
which limits its functional effectiveness,
 cracking of the concrete which is likely to afect appearance, durability or water
tightness adversely,
 damage to concrete because of excessive compression, which is likely to lead to loss of
durability,
 slip at the steelconcrete intehce when it becomes large enough to invalidate design
checks for other serviceability limit states in which the effects of slip are neglected.
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[2.2.1.1 (411 b) for ULS, problems which may endanger the saf et y of people and thus be regarded as
ultimate limit because of
 loss of equilibrium of structure or any part of it, considered as a rigid body,
 failure by excessive deformation, rupture, or loss of stability of the structure or any
part of it, including shear connection, supports and foundations.
12.2.2 Actions
(1) Details about actions are provided in Eurocode 1 (Ref. 1).
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p.2.2.1 (I)] (2) An action (F) is:
 a force (load) applied to the structure (direct action), or
 an imposed deformation (indirect action); e.g. temperatures effects, settlement or
shnnkage.
p2.2.1 (211 (3) Actions (F) are classified as:
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a) by their variation in time :
 permanent actions (G), e.g. selfweight of structures, fittings, ancillaries and fixed
equipment,
 variable actions (Q), e.g. imposed loads (q), wind loads (w) or snow loads (s),
 accidental actions (A), e.g. explosions or impact from vehicles.
b) by their spatial variation :
 fixed actions, e.g. selfweight,
 free actions, which result in different arrangements of actions, e.g. movable imposed
loads, wind loads, snow loads.
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p.2.2.2 (111 (4) Characteristic values Fk of actions are specified :
 in Eurocode 1 or other relevant loading codes, or
 by client, or the designer in consultation with the client, provided that the minimum
provisions specified in the relevant loading codes or by the competent authority are
observed.
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[2.2.2.4 (l)] (5) The design (hctored) values Fd of an action (for instance Gd, Qd, wd, sd) iS expressed in gened
terms as:
[form. (2.111
IFd 'YF Fkl
where Fk is the characteristic (unfactored) value of action.
YF
is the partial safety factor for the action considered  taking into
account of, for example, the possibility of unfavourable deviations
of the actions, the possibility of inaccurate modelling of the actions,
uncertainties in the assessment of effects of actions and uncertainties
in the assessment of the limit state considered (the values of yF are
given in Eurocode 4 (Ref. 4: 2.3.3.1) and present chapter III.3: yG
(permanent actions), yQ (variable actions), . . .).
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(6) The combinations of actions respectively for ULS and for SLS are given in chapter TII.
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[2.2.2.5] (7) Design values of the effects of actions :
The e f f i of actions (E) are responses (for example, internal forces and moments (Nu V s
MSd), stresses, strains, deflections, rotations) of the structure to the actions. Design values of the
effects of actions (Ed are determined fiom the design values of the actions, geometrical data (ad)
and material properties when relevant:
[form. (2.211 IEd =E(Fd,ad, ...)I
12.2.3 Material properties
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[2.2.3.1(1)] (1) Characteristic values of material properties:
 A material property is represented by a characteristic value Xk which in general *
corresponds to a hctile inthe assumed statistical distribution of the particular property of
the material specified in relevant standard or according to tests results (e.g. concrete, steel
reinforcing bars). Certain properties of some components (e.g. resistance of a shear
connector PRk) are treated as material properties,
 Structural steel parts (e.g. steel beam, profiled steel decking) of composite structures are
generally represented by nominal values used as characteristic values (dbctored) 0,
 For other materials properties the characteristics values are for some verifications
substituted or supplemented by mean or nominal values which correspond to the most
likely values throughout the structure for which a minimum characteristic value has been
specified (case for concrete properties and for physical coefficients).
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[2.2.3.1 (2)]
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I2.2.3.1 (311
EC4
[2.2.3.2 (211 (2) Design values of material properties:
For composite structures, the design values of the material strengths (a) and geometrical data
(ad), when relevant, shall be used to determined the design resistances of members or cross
sections, according to the individual chapters, as :
EC4
[2.3.4 (611 in most cases where ' y ~ is the partial safety factor for the resistance. The different ' y ~ factors are
explicitly given in the design formulas and their values are provided in table 11.10 for ULS
checks. ' y ~ factors shall be taken as 1,0 for SLS checks, except where stated otherwise in
particular clauses. Where the resistance is influenced by the buckling of the structural steel, other
formulations are used, including a specific safety factor YRd (see chapter II.6).
1.2.3 Design requirements
12.3.1 General
EC4
[2.3.1 (111
[2.3.1(2)]
[2.3.1(3)]
(1) It shall beverified that no relevant limit state is exceeded.
(2) All relevant design situations and load cases shall beconsidered.
(3) Possible deviations fiom the assumed directions or positions of actions shall be considered.
39
I Ref. Chapter I  Introduction I
[2.3.1 (411
(4) Calculations shall be performed using appropriate design models (supplemented, ifnecessary, by
tests) involving all relevant variables. The models shall be sufficiently precise to predict the
structural behaviour, commensurate with the standard of worlananship likely to be achieved, and
with the reliability of the information on which the design is based.
12.3.2 Serviceability Limit States
EC4
r2.3.4 (111 (1) It shall be verified that:
[form. (2.1311
where Ed
c d
is the design effect of actions, determined on the basis of one of the
combinations defined in chapter III,
is a nominal value or a function of certain design properties of
materials related to the design effect of actions considered.
(2) Practical checks of SLS in floors and frames for instance (see chapter 1.4):
where 6vd is the design vertical deflection of floors
(recommended limits 6v =L/250, . . .),
is the design horizontal deflection of frames (limits 8~max =h/300, ...),
is the design natural frequency of floors (recommended limits ffin =3 Hz,
..A
6Hd
fd
L2.3.3 Ultimate Limit States
EC4
[2.3.2.1(2)] (1) When considering a limit state of rupture or excessive deformation of a section, member or
connection (fatigue excluded) it shall be verified that:
[form. (2.711 Isd Rd I
where sd
Rd
is the design value of an internal force or moment (or of a respective
vector of several internal forces or moments),
is the correspondmg design resistance, associating all structural
properties with the respective design values.
(2) Practical checks of ULS in members for instance (see chapter 1.4):
condition concerning separate internal forces or moments or, interaction between them
where (NM, VM, MM) are design internal forces and moments applied to the members,
(NRd, VRd, MR~ ) are design resistance of the members.
( 0 7 7 M)7 ( N 7 M), ... )
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pf.
Chapter I  Introduction 1
EC4
[2.2.2.4 (l)]
EC4
[2.3.4 (111
EC4
[2.3.2.1 (211
EC4
[form. (2.311
Table 1.1 Summary of design requirements
.) frame submitted to SLS and ULS combinations of design actions Fd (Gd, Qd, wd, sd, ...) :
where Fk is the characteristic value of actions,
YF
is the partial safety factor for the considered action (see chapter III.3)
!) after global analysis of the frame :

design effects of actions (e.g. deflections, frequencies) (for SLS):
Ed ( =( & L f d ) )

design values of internal forces and moments (for ULS):
s d ( =(NSd, vSd7 MSd) )
I) verification conditions at limit states :
for SLS checks
 ingeneral:
 for instance:
for mschecks
 ingeneral:
where
Cd
is the nominal value related to the design effect of
considered actions (design capacity).
where 8vd is the design vertical deflection of floors,
6Hd is the design horizontal deflection of frames,
f d is the design natural frequency of floors,
Gv, G  , ffin are recommended litnits
(for instance: L/250, h/300, 3 Hz).
where & is the design resistance (=(NRd, VRd, MR ~ ) :
where & is the characteristic value of the used material,
' y ~
is the partial safety factor for the resistance (see
table 11.10)
 for instance:
condition concerning separate internal forces or moments or,
interaction between them ((V, M), (N, w,...)
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I Ref. Chapter I  Introduction I
Type of connection
1.3 Design of composite braced frame
EO? [4.9]
Symbols in the analysis Designed for Design or detail criteria
1.3.1 Generalities
tension,
compression
or shear only
pinned connection
(1) Frames shall be checked :
 at Serviceability Limit States :
ECQ [5.2.1 (311  for horizontal deflections (see chapter 1.4.3),
 atUltimateLimitStates:
EC4 [4.1.1 (3)]  for static equilibrium (see chapter I.3.2),
EC3
p1.2 (211
 for resistance of crosssections, members and connections (see chapter 1.4.4).
(2) When checking the resistance of composite crosssections and members of a frame, each member
may be treated as isolated from the frame, with forces and moments applied to each end as
determined from the frame analysis. The conditions of restraint at each end should be determined
by considering the member as part of the frame and should be consistent with the type of analysis
and mode of failure.
L3.1.1 Analysis models for frames
Small restraint to
sufficient rotations :
example in Figure II.5 a) @
Ref. 6
[Table 5.21
Rigid connection
moment, shear,
tension or
compression from
an elastic or
plastic global
analvnin
Small rotations,
sufficient elastic moment and
shear strength :
example in Figure II.5 a) @
I For semirigid connections no application rules are given in Eurocode 4
42
I kf . Chanter I  introduction 1
0
0
/
0
0
/
0
0
r
/ 0 '
0 0
0
0
,
43
I Ref. Chapter I  Introduction
13.1.2
(1) The Figure 1.5 presents a sequence given by Eurocode 4 to follow in order to verify the design of
Design procedure for composite braced frame
EC4
[4.9.1(7)]
a composite braced frame.
Define the imperfections of the frame (EC4 : 4.9.3) and represent themby equivalent
horizontal forces at nodes (see chapter 1.3.3.2)
Ensure that no steel connection is semirigid, using 4.10.5 of EC4 and clause 6.9.6
of EC3.
For members of reinforced or prestressed concrete, ensure the ductility requirements
of clause 2.5.3 of EC2 are met.
Check that the frame is braced (EC4 : 4.9.4.3) (see clause 1.3.1.2 (2)).
Check that the bracing substructure is nonsway (EC4 : 4.9.4) (see clause 1.3.1.2 (3)).
Decide whether the requirements for rigidplastic global analysis (EC4 : 4.9.7) are
satisfied if relevant.
Carry out global analyses (EC4 : 4.9.5 to 4.9.7) for relevant load combinations and
arrangements and hence find design internal forces and moments at each end of each
member (see chapter III. 1).
Verify the composite beams (EC4 : 4.2 to 4.4) (see chapter V), columns (EC4 : 4.8)
(see chapters IV and VI), and connections (EC4 : 4.10).
Verify beams, columns, and connections of structural steel (to EC3) and of concrete
(to EC2).
Reference is made to the effective length (buckling length) of reinforced concrete and
steel columns in EC4,4.8.3.6(4).
For reinforced concrete columns, clause 4.3.5.5.3 and 4.3.5.6 of EC2 (isolated
columns) are applicable.
Figure 1.5
EC3
p2. 5. 3 (211 (2) Classification of braced or unbraced frame :
Design procedure for composite braced frame
braced frame unbraced frame
6 b
I I 0

I I \ ,/ I
I 0
lr
I
I
I I 0
.
I
Theframe is braced if: 18b I 0, 26 1
where 6b
6u
is the horizontal displacement of the frame wi ththe bracing system
is the horizontal displacement of the unbraced frame,
according to first order elastic global analysis of the fiame submitted to hypothetic horizontal
loads.
44
I Ref. Chapter I  Introduction I
~~~
Note: In the case of simple frames with all beamcolumn nodes nominally pinned, the frame
without bracing would be hypostatic, hence 6, is infinite and thus the condition 6b I 0,2
& is always fulfilled.
EC3[5.2.5.2] (3) Classification ofswav or nonswqv fiame :
A frame may be classified as nonsway if accordmg to first order elastic global analysis of the
frame for each ULS load case, one of the following criteria is satisfied :
a) in general :
EC3
[5.2.5.2 (3)]
EC3
[5.2.5.2 (4)]
I 0,l , condition which is equivalent to
IF=& 1
where V u
vcr
is the design value of the total vertical load,
is the elastic critical value of the total vertical load for failure in a
sway mode ( =x2 E I / L2 with L, buckling length for a column in a
sway mode; V, of a column does not correspond necessarily to V,
of the frame including that column),
a, is the coefficient of critical amplification or coefficient of
remoteness of critical state of the frame.
b) in case of building structures with beams connectinn each columns at each storey level :
I I I
where H, V are the total horizontal and vertical reactions at the bottom of the
storey,
is the relative horizontal displacement of top and bottom of the
storey,
is the height of the storey,
are deduced from a first order analysis of the frame submitted to
both horizontal and vertical design loads and to the global
imperfections of the frame applied in the form of equivalent
horizontal forces (see Table 1.4).
6
h
Y V , S
Notes:
 A same frame could be classified as sway according to a load case (Vu1 for instance) and
as nonsway according to another load case ( V w for instance).
 The simplified method b) may provide non conservative results if the geometry of the
structure and/or the applied loading are non symmetrical.
45
1 Ref. Chapter I  Introduction
I

For multistoreys buildings the relevant condition is
Vcr
condition which is equivalent to a, =minimum(%), where (2)  or are related
to the storey I.
1.3.2 Static equilibrium
EC3
[2.3.2.4] (1) For the verification of static equilibrium, destabilising (unfavourable) actions shall be represented
by upper design values and stabilising (favourable) actions by lower design values.
(2) For stabilising effects, only those actions which can reliably be assumed to be present in the
situation considered shall beincluded in the relevant combination.
(3) Variable actions should beapplied where they increase the destabilising effects but omitted where
they would increase the stabilising effects (YQ =0, in Table 111.7).
(4) Account should be taken of the possibility that nonstructural elements might be omitted or
removed.
( 5) For building structures, the normal partial safety factor given in Table III.7 apply to permanent
actions (YG =1,O if favourable actions).
(6) Where uncertainty of the value of a geometrical dimension significantly affects the verification of
static equilibrium, this dimension shall be represented in this verification by the most
unfavourable value that it is reasonably possible for it to reach.
1.3.3 Load arrangements and load cases
13.3.1 Generalities
(1) Load arrangements which may be applied to buildings are provided in chapter III.2.
(2) Load cases (see chapter III.3) may beestablished according to two procedures to study structures
submitted to actions :
 a general procedure presented in Figure In. 1 or,
 a particular procedure presented in Figure III.2 which is applicable for braced buildings
because such structure may be studied by first order elastic global analysis.
(3) Two types of load cases shall be considered :
 load cases for Serviceability Limit States and,
 load cases for Ultimate Limit States,
where differences are related to combination rules:
 see Table III.6 for SLS combinations of actions
 see Table III.7 for ULS combinations of actions
46
I Ref. Chapter I  Introduction I
Initial sway imperfections +of the frame
F2
L3.3.2 Frame imperfections
EC4
[4.9.3 (311 (1) In case of braced frame the effects of global frame imperfections shall be taken into account in
the global analysis of the bracinn svstem.
EC3
[5.2.4.1(1)] ( 2) Appropriate allowances shall be incorporated to aver the effects of practical imperfections,
including residual stresses and geometrical imperfections such as lack of vertically, lack of
straightness due to weldmg or lack of fit and the unavoidable minor eccentricities present in
practical connections.
EC3
p.2.4.3 (111 (3) The effects of imperfections shall be allowed for frame analysis by means of:
 an equivalent geometric imperfection in the form of an initial sway imperfection +or,
 equivalent horizontal forces according to Table 1.4, either method is permissible.
(4) As shown in Table 1.4 the initial sway imperfections of a frame are directly proportionate to the
relevant applied vertical loads of each load case.
Therefore global imperfections of a frame should be calculated for each load case.
Table 1.4 Global imperfections of the frame
equivalent horizontal forces
F2
Ref. 6
(table 5.5)
I
I
I
I Fi
I  [ , "
0 (Fi +F2) Q (Fi +F2)
2 2
EC3
p.2.4.3 (411 (5) The initial sway imperfections 4 apply in all horizontal directions, but only need to be considered
in one direction at a time. The Table 1.5 gives the numerical values for 4 :
EC3
[form. (5.211
14 =kc ks 001
1
where +o =
200
1
kc =40.5+ "C I 1,0, and ks =
where is the number of columns per plane,
% is the number of storeys.
47
~
I Ref. Chapter I  Introduction I
EC3
p.2.4.3 (211 (6) Only those columns which cany a vertical load NSd of at least 50% of mean value of the vertical
load per column in the considered plane, shall be included in R.
EC3
p.2.4.3 (3)] (7) Only those columns which extend through all the storeys included in ns shall be included in
.
Only those floor or roof levels which are connected to all the columns included in n, shall be
included when determining ns.
Table 1.5
I
Values for the initial sway imperfections +
number
*=2 Q=3 Q= 4 n , = 5
m
in plane
\F!
number
of storeys
rn
1 I230
1 I 275
1 1315
1 1345
1 1280 1 I 240
1 1285
1 1325
1 1355
1 I 335
11515
1 1385
1 1535
1 I 420
1 I630
1.3.4 First order elastic global analysis
L3.4.1 Methods of analysis
EC4
p.9.5 (I)] (1) The internal forces and moments in a statically determinate structure shall be obtained using
statics.
EC4
[4.5.9(2)] (2) The internal forces and moments in a statically indeterminate structure may generally be
determined using either :
 elastic global analysis
 plastic global analysis
(3) Elastic global analysis may be used in all cases.
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I Ref. Chapter I  Introduction 1
13.4.2 Effects of deformations
EC4 [4.9.2.5]
(1) The internal forces and bending moments may generally be determined using either :
 first order theory, using i ni ti al geometry of the structure, or,
 second order theory, taking into accoul?f the influence of the deformation of the structure.
(2) First order theory may be used for the global analysis of braced frames, in general.
Alternatively second order theory may be used for the global analysis.
L3.4.3 Elastic global analysis
EC4 [4.9.6]
EC4
[4.9.6.1 (I)] (1)
EC4
[4.9.6.1 (411 (2)
EC4
[4.9.6.1 (2)] (3)
EC4
I4.9.6.1 (3)] (4)
EC4
[4.9.6.2] (5)
EC4
[4.9.6.2 (2)]
I EC4
I [4.9.6.2 (411
EC4
[4.9.6.2 (111
(7)
Elastic global analysis shall be based on the assumption that the stressstrain behaviour of the
material is linear, whatever the stress level. Concrete in tension shall be included or neglected.
When it is included, reinforcement in tension may be neglected. Reinforcement in compression
may normally be neglected. This assumption may be maintained even where the resistance of a
crosssection is based on its plastic resistance. Concrete in tension may be included or neglected.
When it is included, reinforcement in tension may be neglected.
In order to determine the internal forces and moments (N, V, M) in braced composite frames, first
order elastic global analysis may be used only where all connections are either rigid or nominally
pinned (see chapter 1.3.1.1 (2)).
The effects of slip and uplift may be neglected at interfaces between steel and concrete at which
shear connection is provided in accordance with chapter V.2.7.
The principles about sequence of construction (Ref. 4 : 4.5.3.2) and shnnkage of concrete (Ref. 4
: 4.5.3.3) are applicable.
FlexuraI st i f j hess :
For composite beams in braced frames both methods of elastic global analysis are allowed (see
chapter V.2.3) :
 with uncracked section (Ea Il),
 or, with cracked section (Ea 11 and EaI2), where flexural stifhesses Ea I1 and Ea I2 are
evaluated according to clause V.2.1 (5).
In first order analysis of braced frames the elastic flexural stifhess of composite columns should
be taken as Ea 11 , where I1 is the "uncracked" second moment of area, as defined in Eurocode 4
(Ref. 4 : 4.2.3) and with the help of Table IV.8.
Creep effects shall be considered if they are likely to reduce the structural stability significantly.
But creel effects in composite columns may be ignored if conditions of Eurocode 4 are satisfied
(Ref. 4 : 4.9.6.2 (3)).
Redistribution of bending moments are allowed in Eurocode 4 within certain conditions (Ref. 4 :
4.9.6.3).
In case of first order elastic global analysis the principle of superposition is applicable because
the effects of actions (E, S) are linear functions of the applied actions (F =G, Q, ...) (no PA
effects and used material with an elastic linear behaviour).
49
1 Ref. Chapter I  Introduction
Ref. 6
[Table 4.31
The principle of superposition allows to consider a particular procedure to study structure
submitted to actions. This procedure illustrated in Figure III.2 could be more practical because it
should simpllfy the decision of which load case gives the worst effect.
Table 1.6 Recommended limits for horizontal deflections
Multistorey frame
160 I ho / 500
1.3.5 Verifications at SLS
Single storey frame
s
H
 Portal frame without
gantry cranes 6Sh/ 150
 Other buildings 6 I h / 3 0 0
The limiting values for vertical deflections of beams, cracking of concrete and vibrations of floors
are given respectively in chapters V3.2, V.3.3 and V.3.4.
13.5.1 Deflections of frames
EC4 [5.2.1 (3)]
EC3
[4.2.2 (411 The limiting values for horizontal deflections of frames given in Table 1.6 are illustrated by
reference to the multistorey and singlestorey frame.
1.3.6 Verifications at ULS
L3.6.1 Definition of braced frames and nonsway frames
EC3
[5.2.5.1(1)] (1) All structures shall have sufficient stiffhess to resist to the horizontal forces and to limit lateral
sway. This may be supplied by:
a) the sway stif35ess of the bracing svstems, which may be :
 triangulated frames,
 rigidjointed fiames,
 shear walls, cores and the like.
b) the sway stifhess of theframes, which may be supplied by one or more of the following :
 triangulation,
 stiffhess of the connections,
 cantilever columns.
50
I Ref. Chapter I  Introduction I
(2) Framing for resistance to the horizontal loads and to sway. Two examples are given in Table 1.7 :
a) typical example of a frame with bracing system, which could besufficiently stiff:
EC3
p2. 5. 3 (111
 for the frame to be classified as a braced fiame,
 and, to assume that all inplane horizontal loads are resisted by the bracing system.
EC3
15.2.5.3 (211
EC3 p2.5.2 (I)]
The criterion of classification as braced or unbraced frames is explained in chapter 1.3.1.2.
b) example of a bracing system which could be sufficiently stiff:
 to be classified as a nonswav flame,
 and, to neglect any additional internal forces or moments arising from inplane
horizontal displacements of its nodes.
EC3
[5.2.5.2 (3), (411 The criteria of classification as sway or nonsway frames are detailed in chapter 1.3.1.2.
Table 1.7 Definition of framing for horizontal loads
1) With bracing svstem :
11111111 11111
Braced Frame
2) Nonswav frames :
Frame fully supported laterally
+
+ Bracing System
(3) According to Eurocode 4 application rules, composite frames should be braced and the bracing
system (composite or not) should be checked to be according to Eurocode 3 rules (Ref. 3 : 5.2.5)
(see chapter 1.3.1 .2)7 sway or nonsway for each load case.
EC3
15.2.5.3 (311 (4) A braced composite frame may be treated as a nonsway frame fdly supported laterally.
51
I Ref. Chapter I  Introduction
I
(5) As the criterion of braced or unbraced frame classification is related to the sti&ess of the frame
and on hypothetic horizontal loads, the frame should be classified as braced or not independently
of load cases.
L3.6.2 ULS checks
EC4 The frames shall be checked at ultimate limit states for the resistances of crosssections, members
and ~~ec t i o n~. For those ULS checks reference may be made to the following chapters :
 Members in compression : chapter lV
 Membersinbending:
 Members with combined axial force and bendhg moments
chapter V
chapter VI
 COMeCtiOnS: see Eurocode 4 (Ref. 4) [4.10]
1.4 Content of the design handbook
1.4.1 Scope of the handbook
(1) In summary, the document covers the following aspects in detail:
 Composite beams with composite or solid slabs,
 Bracedframes,
 Continuous beams (or with connections equivalent to the moment resistance of the beam),
 Welded headed stud shear connectors,
 Full or partial shear connection,
 Class 1 or 2 sections (class 3 webs are permitted for continuous beams),
 Composite columns (encased I sections or concrete filled sections) under axial load,
 Composite columns with moments using simplified interaction method,
 Partially encased sections,
 Elastic global analysis of composite frames.
(2) The document makes only general reference (and does not include detailed information) on:
 Simply supported (simple connections),
 Design of connections,
 Behaviour of composite slabs,
 Cmlanginconcrete,
 Other forms of shear connector,
 Use of precast concrete slabs,
 Lightweight concrete,
 Lateraltorsional buckling,
 Fire resistance aspects,
 General analysis of composite columns,
 Class 3 or 4 sections for composite beams.
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I Ref. Chapter I  Introduction 1
(3) Following topics are exchded:
 Nonuniform crosssections,
 Swayframes,
 Partial strength co~ections.
EC4
p.1.2 (6)] (4) E ur de 4 Part 1.1 (Ref. 4) does not cover:
 resistance to fire (see Eurocode 4, Part 1.2: Fire resistance) nor, more generally, resistance
at nonclimatic temperatures;
 resistance to highly repeated actions liable to result in fatigue;
 resistance to dynamic actions that are not quasistatic;
 particular aspects of special types of civil engineering works (such as bridges, crane
girders, masts, towers, offshore platforms, nuclear containment vessels); for bridges, see
Eurocode 4, Part 2;
 particular aspects of special types of buildings (such as industrial buildings as fkr as
htigue would need to be considered);
 prestressed structures;
 members the structural steel component of which has crosssections with no axis of
symmetry parallel to the plane of its web;
 members the structural concrete or of concrete including heavy aggregate, or has less
reinforcement thanthe minimum values given in clause [5.4] of Eurocode (Ref. 2), or
contains expanding or nonshrinkage admixtures;
 composite plates consisting of a flat steel plate connected with a concrete slab;
 swayframes;
 some types of shear connectors (see chapter 11.3.4);
 semicontinuous frames such that rigidplastic global analysis cannot be used (see
[1.4.2(1)] in Eurocode 4 (Ref. 4), and in Eurocode 3 (Ref. 3) clause [5.2.2.4] and [Table
5.2.11);
 base plates beneath composite columns;
 particular aspects of composite piles for foundations;
 particular aspects of members with haunched or tapered steel components (non uniform
crosssection);
 particular aspects of box girders;
 particular aspects of totally or partially encased beams (see however [4.3.3.1], Annex B
and Annex G);
 and more generally particular aspects mentioned as not covered in the following chapters
(relating for example to the form of crosssections);
 thermal or sound insulation (see [ 1.1.1(2)] of Eurocode 4 (Ref. 4));
 partial strength connections;
 beams with fullyencased steel sections (see [4.1.1( l)] of Eurocode 4 (Ref. 4)).
53
1 Ref. Chapter I  Introduction
Type of checks
1.4.2
Summary of the table of contents
 chapter I: 0 benefits of composite structures;
0 limit states (SLS, ULS), design requirements;
0 design procedure for global analysis of braced composite frames according to
0 scope, definitions;
 chapter 11: 0 Complete set of data of the structure (types of elements, material properties);
0 recommendations for composite design;
 chapter 111: 0 determination of load arrangements and load cases for Ultimate Limit States
 chapter IV to VI:
EC4;
and, Serviceability Limit States;
0 SLS checks for beams (see chapter 1.4.3);
0 ULS checks of members (beams and columns, ...) submitted to internal forces
and bending moments (N, V, M) considering the resistance of crosssections, the
overall buckling of members (buckling, lateraltorsional buckling) and local
effects (shear buckling of webs 0): see chapter 1.4.4;
 chapter VII: 0 generalities about design of composite slabs
Vertical Horizontal cracking of Vibration of
beams beams
deflections of deflections of concrete floors
1.4.3
(1) The Table 1.8 presents the different checks which shall be fulfilled by beams and frames at
Checks at serviceability Limit States
Serviceabilitv Limit States with references to the design handbook :
Table 1.8 Checks at Serviceability Limit States
1
BCXUllS
Chapter V.3.2  Chapter V.3.3 Chapter V.3.4
Frames Chapter V .3.2 Chapter 1.3 Chapter V.3.3 Chapter V.3.4
1.4.4 Checks of members at Ultimate Limit States
For building structures, the requirements of clause 2.3.4 of EC3 concerning static equilibrium
shall be satisfied.
No consideration of temperature effects in verifications for ultimate limit states is normally
necessary for composite structures for buildings.
The effects of shrinkage of concrete may be neglected in verifications for ULS for composite
structures for buildings, except in global analyses with members having crosssections in Class 4
(4.3 and 4.5.3.3).
The effects of creep of concrete on both global and local analyses may be allowed for in
composite members and frames in building structures by the use of modular ratios. For slender
columns, 4.8.3.6(2) is relevant.
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I Ref. Chapter I  Introduction I
Nx. sd
axi s x
[4.1.1 (9)] ( 5) For composite members in building structures, a fatigue check is not normally required, except
for:
 members supporting lifting appliances or rolling loads
 members supporting vibrating machinery
 members subject to windinduced oscillations
 memben subject to crowdinduced oscillations.
(6) The following tables define the different checks which shall be fulfilled at Ultimate Limit States
by all the members of frames submitted to internal forces and moments (N, V, M).
Table 1.9 Member submitted to internal forces and bending moments
vy. Sd VzSd My. Sd Mz. Sd
Xy
xz xz
Xy
 Table I. 10: 0 Definition of the planes of crosssections wi thi ninternal forces and bending
moments (Nsd, VSd, MSd) are acting.
 Table I. 1 1: For different types of loading on the members (tension, compression, bending,
combined (N, M)) the table I. 1 1 provides the internal forces, bending moments
((Ncompression), V (Vy, Vz), M (My, MA), and i nterxth~ between them ((V,
M), (N, M), (N, V), (N, V, M) ,...) to be checked at Ultimate Limit States.
(7) In respective following chapters tables present lists of the checks to be performed at Ultimate
Limit States for members or webs submitted to different loading:
 in chapter IV, Table IV. 1 for member in compression,
 in chapter V, Table V.2 for members in bending,
 in chapter VI, Table VI. 1 for members withcombined axial force and bending moment.
Planes wi thi ninternal forces and bending moments (NM, VM, Msd) are acting Table 1.10
, A
55
I Ref.
Chapter I  Introduction
Table 1.11
Internal forces and bending moments to be checked at ULS for Merent types of
Type of loading on the
members
Internal forces and bending moment
an& i nt edons betweenthem
Members in
compression
(columns, ...) :
chapter IV
Members in bending
chapter V
(beams, ...) :
Members with
combined (N , M)
chapter VI
(beamscolumns,. . .) :
Ncompression
I sagging hogging
' My Sd M y.Sd
Vz.Sd
Z
I
.
X
2'
. X 1.
v z.Sd
!
M y.Sd
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Chapter I1  Structural concept of the building I
I1 STRUCTURAL CONCEPT OF THE
BUILDING
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I1 STRUCTURAL CONCEPT OF THE BUILDING
This chapter intends to list the characteristics of composite buildings concerning the types of
structure, members and joints, the geometry and the material properties. Recommendations for
composite design are also provided. The load arrangements applied to the building are defined in
chapter III.
11.1 Structural model
(1) The type of structure, the type of the bracing system and all the different prescriptions of the
project (office building, housing, sport or exhibition hall, parking areas,. . . .) should be defined.
(2) The geometry of the building should be defined : the height, width and length of the structure, the
number of storeys, the dimensions of archi mral elements,. . .
11.2 Non structural elements
All the elements of the building which do not bear any loads have to be considered in the
evaluation of the dead weight loads: walls, claddings, ceilings, coverings,. . .
11.3 Load bearing structure
All the elements which bear the loads should be defined : frames, beams, columns, bracing
system, concrete core, slabs, shear connectors, joints, props, . . .
11.3.1 Types of columns
There are two main type of composite columns ;
 concreteencased columns : totally (Figure 11.1 a)) or partially (Figure II. 1 b) and c)),
 and, concretefilled columns (Figure II.1 d) to 0).
This design handbook only deals with the types a), b), d) and e) of composite columns from
Figure II. 1.
Figure 11.1 Types of composite columns
Previous page
is blank
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1
11.3.2 Types of beams
Ref. 7 [4.1.2] Composite beams may be of form shown in Figure II.2. Beams are usually of hotrolled sections
@E, HE, UB or UC section). Partial encasement of the steel section provides increased fire
resistance and resistance to buckling.
Shear cokectors (see chapter II.3.4) between the slab and beamprovide the necessary
longitudinal shear transfer for composite action. The shear connection of the steel beamto a
concrete slab can either be by full or partial shear connection. These different types of shear
connection are considered in chapter V.2.7.
Partially encased steel section
A ComDosite slab
/ Steel beam
transverse reinforcement
)I 
+ rolled steel section
headed studs
Figure 11.2 Types of composite beams
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11.3.3 Types of slabs
Ref. 7 j4.1.31 Slabs are either ( see Figure II.3) :
 concrete slabs : prefibricated, or cast in situ, or
 comDosite slabs : profiled steel decking and concrete (see chapter W).
Slabs are generally continuous but are often designed as a serie of simply supported elements
spanning between the beams.
\ profiled steel decking /

/ prefabricated slab
Figure 11.3 Types of composite slabs and concrete slabs
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1
I
d
7' /'
1
weld collar
meanw20,2d \
min w 20,15 d ,\ I
11.3.4 Types of shear connector
\ I
Ref.7 [4.1.4] In principal, any type of shear connector is permitted provided it has sufficient resistance and
ductility and prevents uplift. Headed stud shear connectors (see Figure II.4) are in common use
and are the only ones considered in this hanbook for some other types of ~~e c t o r ~ in solid
slabs, refer to Eurocode 4 (Ref. 4 : chapter 6) : fiiction grip bolts, block connectors (bar
connector, Tconnector, [connector, Horseshoe), anchors and hoops, block COM~ C~ O~ S with
anchors or hoops, angle connectors. Shear connectors comprising steel angles fixed by shotfired
pins are also in common use, but no application rules are given in Eurocode 4.
l
t20.4d
EC4
[3.5.2 (711
[6.4.2 (111
[6.1.2 (111
[6.3.2.1]
[6.4.2 (411
\\ I/////////\/ I
h 1 3 d! generally
""I I h 14 d for ductile behaviour
Figure 11.4 Minimum dimensions of headed stud shear connector
11.3.5 Types of joints
Ref.7 [4.1.6] (1) There are many types ofjoints. Some examples are given in Figure II.5 for beamtocolumn and
beamtobeam connections. In design to Eurocode 4, the two forms of joints generally envisaged
are nominally pinned or rigid and full strength (see Figure II.5 a and b). No application rules are
given for partial strength connections, in Eurocode 4.
(2) In Figures II.5 b and c, the joints may be considered to be rigid, but may or may not develop the
full strength of the composite section. In the case of Figure 4.6 c the joint is pinned in the
construction stage, but is made moment resisting by the slab reinforcement and fitting pieces
which transfer the necessary tension and compression forces.
(3) This design handbook only assumes the use of pinned or ripid joints. Semirigid joints are not
considered. In the case of semirigid joints whose behaviour is between pinned and rigid joints,
the designer should take into account the momentrotation characteristics of the joints (moment
resistance, rotational stifiess and rotation capacity) at each step of the design @redesign, global
analysis, SLS and ULS checks) when Eurocode 4 will provide application rules.
(4) The Figure II.6 presents the modding of joints. The joints may be modelled by nodes offset from
the member centrelines to reflect the actual locations of the connections.
EC4 [4.10.5]
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Chapter I1  Structural concept of the building I
I
l r  
1
anticrack reinforcement
 n I 
I
I I
secondary beam
reinforcement  I
I II
secondary beam I
sections J
a) Examples of nominally pinned joints both in the construction and composite stages
I     ..  tensile reinforcement
b) Examples of rigid and full strength joint
c) Examples of joint pinned in the construction stage and semirigid (partial strength) in the composite stage
Figure 11.5 Examples of joints in composite fiames
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~ I Ref. Chapter II  Structural concept of the building I
Type of joint
RIGID joint
(see Figure II.5 : example b)
SEMIRIGID joint
(see Figure II.5 : examplec)
PINNED joint
(see Figure 11.5: example a)
Modelling
I
I

I I
1
I
I
I
!
    1    
Behaviour
tM
tM
M
Figure 11.6 Modelling of joints
11.4 Recommendations for composite design
Ref. 7 [2]
(1) ComDosite beams comprise I or H section steel beams attached to a solid or composite floor
slab by use of shear connectors (see Figure 11.2). Comuosite slabs comprise profiled steel decking
which supports the self weight of the wet concrete during construction and acts as
reinforcement to the slab during inservice conditions (see Figure 11.3).
(2) Simplysupported composite beams behave as a series of T beams in which the concrete is in
compression when subjeded to sagging moment and the steel is mainly in tension. The beams
may be designed as simplvsutmorted, or as continuous over a number of supports. The relative
economy of simple or cOntinuous construction depends on the benefits of reduced section size
and depth in relation to the increased complexity of the design and the connections in continuous
construction.
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Chapter I1  Structural concept of the building 1
(3) Construction methods :
Ref. 7 [4.1.5] Steel beams andor profiled steel deckings may be eitherpromed or unuropped during concreting
of the slab in the construction stage of composite building. The most economic method of
construction (speed of construction, ...) is generally to avoid the use of temporary propping
(unpropped construction method). But propping may be needed where the steel beam and/or the
profiled steel decking are not able to support the weight of a thick concrete slab during
construction, or where deflections of those steel elements would otherwise be unacceptable. The
number of tempomy supports need not be high. These props are usually left in place until the
concrete slab has developed an adequate strength.
Figure II.7 shows the effects of the different construction methods  propped or unpropped  in
principle, and this in comparison with a bare steel beam without any composite action. The
drawing represents bending moments at midspan 0 over midspan deflections (6). MG denotes
the bending due to the dead weigth of the structure.
Under service conditions, the different construction methods lead to different deflections, force
distributions and stress states. But when the composite beams of same cross section are loaded up
to failure, they fail at the same bending moment (Mpl.~d). Their strength is independent of the
method of construction, and this bending strength can be calculated easily on the basis of on
rectangular stress block, as demonstrated in chapter V.2.5.1.
There is another reason for different strain and stress distributions and deflections under service
conditions : the longterm behaviour of concrete. Both, creep and shnnkage of the concrete part
yields larger strains and stresses in the steel section under service conditions. At the ultimate limit
state, however, strains due to loadings are much larger than the s t r ai ns due to creep and
shnnkage, and the latter can be neglected.
Ref. 13
I
$l.Rd
    r r * cumnq
.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.. . ...... ......... :.:.:.: ...... '.:.:.:.,.:.:.:.:. ........ .... ..... .
" WPropped
I
.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.. '.:.:.:.,.:.:.:.:.
. . . . . . ........ ........................
cumnq f l
7
#q"J . ...... ......... :.:.:.: ...... ........ .... ..... .

I EJJfiaq
Figure 11.7
(4) The following recommendations are made for initial sizing of composite beams. It is important to
recognize the difference between secondav beams which directly support the decking and
composite slab and primuv beams which support the secondary beams as point loads. Primary
beams usually receive greater loads than smndary beams and therefore are usually designed to
span a shorter distance for the same beam size. Alternatively, long span primary beams, such as
composite t r usses, can be designed efficiently with short span secondary beams. These cases are
illustrated in Figure II.8.
Effects of propped and unpropped construction
Ref. 7 [2]
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I
( 5) General features for comDosite slab
 Slabdepth: typically 120 mm to 180 mm depending on fire resistance,
structural and other requirements.
 slabspan: . 2,5 m to 3,5 m, ifunpropped steel decking,
. 3,5 m to 5,5 m, if propped steel declung,
. with maximum slab span to slab depth ratio (L / (hp +b) of 32
for a simplysupported slab (see chapter VI1 for further
guidance).
(6) General features for composite beams :
 Gridsizes: primary and secondary beams can be designed for approximately
the same depth when grid dimensions are in proportion of 1 / 1,5
respectively.
 Beamdesign:
The following beam proportions should give acceptable deflections when the section size is
determined for moment resistance. The ratios (span to depth ratio) can be expressed as (L /
(ha +hp +b)) where L is the distance between adjacent supports and (ha +hp +b) is the
total beam and slab depth.
a) Simply supported beam :
. Secondary beam :
. Primary beam :
b) Continuous beam :
. Secondary beam :
. Primary beam :
span to depth ratio of 18 to 20,
span to depth ratio of 15 to 18.
span : depth ratio of 22 to 25 (end bays),
span : depth ratio of 18 to 22.
 Steelgrade: higher grade steel (S 355) usually leads to smaller beam sizes
than lower grade steel (S 235 or S 275).
 Concretegrade: C 25/30 for composite beams.
 Shear connectors : 19 mmdiameter welded stud connectors are placed typically at
about 150 mm spacing. These headed studs can be welded
through the profiled steel decking up to 1,25 mm thick;
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Chapter II  Structural concept of the building I
&6 12m
Secondary beam
I
m
Secondary beam
Span of slab
s

73  1
Column
7
.
Primary beam
6
I Primarybeam
T
2,5  4 m
t :'I I 4
8  12m
Primary beam Column
.
span of
+
slab
\ I I J
68m
\ I I
I I
/
/ 12  18 m ]
Figure 11.8 Framing plans for medium and long span beams
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Strength class
of concrete
c20125
c25130
c30137
11.5 Material properties
VI
The material properties given in this chapter II.5 are those required for design purposes.
Partial safety factors for resistance and material properties are also provided.
fck Etm fctk 0,05 fctk 0,95 Ecm
NI m2 Nl m2 NImm2 Nlmm2 kNlmm2
20 292 1,5 299 29,O
25 2,6 198 333 30,5
30 2,9 290 398 32,O
11.5.1 Concrete
c35145
c40150
c45155
C50160
EC4
[3.1.2 (211 (1) Normalweight and lightweight concretes may be used. Table II.1 aves properties of normal
weinht concrete. The classification of concrete, e.g. C20125, refers to cylinder strength (20) and
cube strength (25) of concrete.
EC4
[3.1.2(3)] (2) For Zinhtweinht concretes, tensile strengths (b; fctk 0,05; f & 0,95) can be obtained by
multiplying the values provided in Table 11.1 by the factor :
35 392 22 492 333
40 395 235 476 35,O
45 3,8 297 4,9 36,O
50 491 299 5,3 37,O
 ( 24pOoj l , q = 0,30 +0,70  where p is the ovendry unit mass in kg/m3
c35145
c40150
c45155
C50160
EC4
[3.1.4.1 (311 In the same way, the secant moduli Ecm for lightweight concretes can be obtained by multiplying
the values given in Table II. 1 by the factor : 
/o21
EC4
[3.1.1(2)] (3) Concrete classes higher than (30160 should not be used unless their use is appropriately justified.
No Application Rules are given in Eurocode 4 for this case.
Table 11.1 Concrete classes and characteristic values for compression and tension
35 392 22 492 333
40 395 235 476 35,O
45 3,8 297 4,9 36,O
50 41 23 5 33 37,O
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& 0,05
f & o,g5
is the lower value of the characteristic tensile strength (fractile
5%),
is the upper value of the characteristic tensile strength (hcti l e
95%),
Notations : fck is the characteristic compressive cylinder strength measured at
age 28 days,
I w.
Chapter 11 Structural concept of the building I
Conditions
EC413.1.31 (4) For shrinkane of concrete, the total longterm free shnnkage strain from setting of the concrete
may be taken as nominal values of Table II.2.
Nominal values of shnnkage strain Table 11.2
for normalweight for lightweight
concrete concrete
C25130
Dry environments
(filled members excluded)
C30137 C35145
325.104
C45155
11,7
598
17,5
I 500.104
C50160
11,4
597
17,O
Other environments and
filled members
200.104 I 300.104
EC4
[3.1.4.2] (5) Modular ratios :
For the design of braced composite buildings, it is accurate enough to take accounf of creel> by
replacing in analyses concrete areas & by effective equivalent steel areas equal to AJn, where n
is the nominal modular ratio (see Table 11.3) defined by :
where Ea
E::
is the elastic modulus of structural steel (see Table II.7),
is an effective modulus of concrete defined as follows :
EC4
[3.1.4.2 (4)]
a)
in most structures for composite buildings, for both shortterm and
longterm effects : IE, =E,, 121 ,
b)
in buildings mainly intended for storage,
 for shortterm effects:  1 ,

where Em is the mean secant modulus for shortterm
loading, depending on the strength class of
concrete (see Table II. 1).
for longterm effects: IE, =E cm / 3 I ,
Table 11.3 Values of nominal modular ratios n =(Ea/, I
Strength Class C
of concrete
of buildings
ComDosite buildings in general :
for shortterm
and longterm effects
ComDosite buildings for storage :
for shortterm effects
for longterm effects
C20125
14,5
21,7
=
20,7 19,7 18,8
C40150
18,O
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(6) The material coefficient (pc, C~T, vc) to be adopted in calculations for concrete shall be taken as
given in Table 11.4.
Table 11.4 Design values of material coefficient for concrete
EC4
[3.1.6]
EC4
[3.1.4.3]
density for normalweight concrete
coefficient of linear thermal expansion
pc =2400 kdm3
 for normalweight concrete : CtT=10 lod 1/'c
 for lightweight concrete CXT= 7 lod 1/'c
Poisson's ratio :
 ingeneral,forelasticstrains : vc =0,2
assumed to be cracked vc=o
 for concrete in tension
11.5.2 Structural steel
EC4 [3.3]
(1) The nominal values of the yield strength fy for hotrolled steel are given in Table II.5 for steel
grades S 235, S 275 and S 355 in accordance with EN 10025 and for steel grades S 275, S 355,
S 420 and S 460in accordance with EN 101 13. Those nominal values may be adopted as
characteristic (unfactored) values in design calculations.
(2) The european standard EN 10025 specifies the requirements for long and flat products of hot
rolled weldable nonalloy structural steels (steel grades: S 235, S 275, S 355).
The european standard EN 10 1 13 specifies the requirements for long and flat products of hot
rolled weldable fine grain structural steels (steel grades: S 275, S 355, S 420, S 460).
(3) Similar values as defined in Table II.5 may be adopted for hot finished structural hollow sections.
(4) For a larger range of thichesses the values specified in EN 10025 and EN 101 13 may beused.
( 5) For high strength steels (S 420 and S 460) specific application rules given in the normative
Annex H of Eurocode 4.
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[ F2ef.
Chapter II  Structural concept of the building I
EN 100271
Designation
Table 11.5 Nominal values of yield strength fy for structural steels according to EN 10025
andEN 10113
Nominal thickness t (mm)*)
>16 >40 >80 >100
1 I 40 1 563 1 2:; 1 I 100 1 I 150
EN 10025
Standard 516
Nominalsteelgrade I
Nominal values of fy (N/ mm2)
S 235
S 275
s 355
EN 10113
S 275
s 355
S 420
S 460
Standard
235 225 215 215 215 195
275 265 255 245 235 225
355 345 335 325 3 15 295
275 265 255 245 235 225
355 345 335 325 3 15 295
420 400 390 370 360 340
460 440 430 410 400 
S 235
S 275
s 355
S 275
s 355
S 420
S 460
Notes:
EN
100271
S235
S275
s355
EN EN NFA35504/ NFA35501 DIN DIN BS ASTh4
17102 17100 4360
NF A 36201
10113 10025
S235 S235 E 24 St37 40
S275 S275 E 28 StE285 St44 43
2335.5 s355 E 355 E 36 StE355 St52 50 gr.50
5
*) t is the nominal thickness ofthe element :
 of the flange of rolled sections (t =tf)
 of the particular elements of the welded sections
(6) The Table II.6 compares the symbolic designations of steel grades according to various standards
even if some of themhave been replaced. The design handbook always uses the single designation
of structural steels defined by the european standard EN 100271: "S" followed by the value of
yield strength expressed in N/mm2 (=MPa).
Table 11.6 Comparison table of different steel grades designation
EC4
[3.3.3]
,
(7) The material coefficients (Ea, Ga, CLT, Pa, Va) to be adopted in calculations for the structural
steels covered by Eurocode 4 shall be taken as given in Table II.7.
Table 11.7 Design values of material coefficients for steel
~~
. modulus of elasticity (E =Ea=E,) E= 210000 N/ltUll2
. shear modulus ( G =2 ( 1 ~, , J ( ~=~a=~s ) : G = 80700 N/ItlIll2
. coefficient of linear thermal expansion aT' 10.106 1PC
. density (P =Pa=PSI p = 7850 kg/m3
. Poisson's ratio (V=Va=vS) : v = 0,3
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S 500 Reinforcing steel grades s 220 S 420
fsk [N/mm21 220 420 500
I
11.5.3 Reinforcing steel
EC4 [3.2]
Standard
EN 10 147
(1) In reference to EN 10 080 specification, different types of reinforcing steels are covered by
E ur de 4, with differences :
 according to ductility characteristics : high ductility (class H) or n o d
 according to surface characteristics : plain smooth bars or ribbed bars or wires
~
class (class N),
(including welded mesh).
fyb (=fyp)
[N/mm21
Grade
FeE 220 G 220
FeE 250 G 250
FeE 280 G 280
FeE 320 G 320
FeE 350 G 350
[Ref. 121 (2) Euroc.de 2 (Ref. 2) gives 3 different classes for reinforcing steel (see Table II.8).
Table 11.8 Yield strength f& for reinforcing steel
(3) The material coefficients (Es, Gs, aT, ps, vs) to be adopted in calculations for reinforcing steels
are presented in Table 11.7.
11.5.4 Profiled steel decking for composite slabs
EC4 [3.4]
Ref. 7 [4.2.4](1) Composite slabs are dealt in this handbook only as far as they affect the design of composite
beams. Reference should be made to Eurocode 4 (Ref. 4 : chapter 3.4 and 7) for fbrther
information on the design of composite slabs, with EN 10 147 as the product standard for steel
sheeting.
EC4
[3.4.2 (2)J (2) The nominal values of fyb provided in Table II.9 may be adopted as characteristic values fyp in
calculations.
Table 11.9 Yield strength of basic material fyb for steel sheeting
EC4
pal e 3.41
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a) for column length with relative slenderness lh10,2] or I 0,l
11.5.5 Connecting devices
EC4 [3.5]
:
EC4
[3.5.1(2>]
I
(1) For connecting devices (bolts, rivets, pins, welds) other than shear connectors chapter 3.3 of
Eurocode 3 (Ref. 3) is applicable.
EC4
(3.5.21 (2) Shear connectors :
As explained in chapter II.3.4 this design handbook only provides application rules for headed
studs with minimum dimensions detailed in Figure II.4.
The specified ultimate tensile strength of headed studs is commonly
If, =450 N/'I.
11.6 Partial safety factors for resistances and material properties at ULS
(1) In general resistance is determined by using design values of strength of the different materials
and components, &, that takes into account uncertainties at ULS with partial safety factors ' y~.
The different ' y ~ Eactors are explicitly introduced in design formulas of this handbook.
EC4
[4.8.3.2] (2) The design of composite columns according to the simplified method is presented in chapter N
(Members in compression) and in chapter VI (Members with combined axial force and bending
moment). In that case, the partial safety factor for structural steel is written as ' y ~a and, in
general, may have one of the 2 following values :
lYMa = Y a l ,
where Nx.Sd is the applied design axial load,
andNa are dehed in clause N.3 (4) and, if relevant, by additional
comments in clauses VI. 1.2 (1) and (2),
b) otherwise, columns are influenced by buckling :
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(3) Recommended values of partial safety factors for fundamental load combinations are given in
Table II.10. Improved values of y~ factors may be obtained in case of accidental load
combinations : refer to Eurocode 4 (Ref4 : 2.3.3.2).
(4) The y ~ factors shown in Table II.10 are provided according to the present official version of
Eurocode 4 (Ref. 4). Those boxed values are only indicative. The values of y~ factors to be
used in practice are fixed by ~ t i ~ d authorities in each country and are published in the relevant
National Application Document OVAD) to EUroc.de 4.
( 5) Values of y~fixtors for bolts, rivets, pins, welds and slip resistance of bolted connections are
given in Eurocode 3 (Ref. 3 : 6.1.1 (2)).
Table 11.10 Partial saf et y factors y~for resistances and material properties at Ultimate Limit
State
 Resistance of structural steel :
. ya is equivalent to y ~o of Euroc.de 3
. y&j is equivalent to y ~ 1 of Eurocode 3
(if buckling of structural steel)
=ya or yRd (see clause II.6 (2))
4
.
 Resistance of concrete
 Resistance of reinforcement steel
 Resistance of profiled steel decking
 Resistance of shear connectors and longitudinal shear in slabs :
(yv=1,251
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ChaDter III  h a d arrangements and load cases I
I11 LOAD ARRANGEMENTS
LOAD CASES
AND
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I11 LOAD ARRANGEMENTS AND LOAD CASES
111.1 Generalities
(1) A loud urrunpement identifies the position, magnitude and direction of a f ree action (see chapter
III.2).
(2) A loud cuse identifies compatible load arrangements, set of deformations and imperfections
considered for a particular verification (see chapter 111.3).
EC4
[2.2.5 (111
[2.2.5(2)]
(3) For the definitions of actions (load arrangements: F=G, Q, ...) and effects of actions (E, S) and
for the design requirements it should be referred to chapter 1.2 (Basis of design).
(4) Figure III. 1 presents the general procedure to study structures submitted to actions :
 all load cases are defined by relevant combinations (with partial s af et y factors, E) of
characteristic (unfactored) values of load arrangements (Fk),
 for each load case the global analysis of the structure determines the design values for the
effects of actions (Ed =&, 6h, f, (T ,... ; Sd =N, V, M ,...) which shall be checked at
Serviceability Limit States (Cd limits) and at ultimate Limit States (Rd resistances).
This genral procedure is used in the procedure for elastic global analysis of composite braced
frame presented in chapter 1.3.
( 5) For braced buildings it is explained in chapter 1.3 that the elastic global analysis of the structure
could be based onj rst order theory. In that case of first order elastic global analysis the
princiule of superposition is applicable because the effects of actions (E, S) are linear functions
of the applied actions (F =G, Q, ...) (no PA effects and used material with an elastic linear
behaviour).
The principle of superposition allows to consider a particular procedure to study structures
submitted to actions. This procedure illustrated in Figure 111.2 could be more practical because it
should simplify the decision of which load case gives the worst effect.
For each single characteristic (unfactored) value of load arrangement (Fk) the global analysis of
the structure determines characteristic (unfactored) values for the effects of actions :
 Ek =<&, 6h, f, O,...)k

sk =(N, v, M, ...)k.
All load cases are defined by relevant combinations (with partial saf et y factors, 'yF) of the
characteristic (unfactored) values for the effects of actions (Ek;Sk). All these load cases directly
fkrnish the design values for the effects of actions (Ed =&, 6h, f, (T ,,... ; sd =N, V, M ,...) which
shall be checked at Serviceability Limit States (cd limits) and at Ultimate Limit States (Rd
resistance).
EC4
[2.2.1.2(2)] (6) For composite structures attention is drawn to the necessity of identifymg and considering, when
relevant, several transient design situations corresponding to the successive phases of the building
steel profiles have first to support the selfweight of fresh concrete slab and other construction
loads before the concrete has gained adequate strength for composite action.
I
I
, process. The sequence of construction has to be considered especially for composite beams where
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Chapter III  Load arrangements and load cases
Two main stages may be considered with different load arrangements :
a) the construction stage and,
b) the composite stage  .
But more specific transient design situations may be taken into acount : for example, at
construction stage, it may be necessary not only to consider the situation of the steel beam
supporting the fresh concrete, but even to distinguish several situations corresponding to
successive phases of pouring the concrete.
w
I Determine all load arrangements with characteristic (unfactored) values of actions Fk (Gk, Qk, ...) I
i
f
i
>
Determine all SLS load cases with relevant
SLS combinations of load arrangements (Fk)
\ J
2
'
Determine all ULS load cases with relevant
ULS combinations of load arrangements (Fk)
(with partial safety factors y~='yet 'yp, ...)
I I
+
All ULS load cases
0
analysed ? analysed ?
braced frame
' Global analysis of the structure submitted '
to the considered load case in order to
determine the design values for the ULS effects of
L J
actions: Sd =N, V, M, ...
4
Determine ULS resistances (Rd)
I " O
I /
SLS checks
P
' Global analysis of the structure submitted '
to the considered load case in order to determine
the design values for the SLS
effects of actions: Ed =Sh, &, f, 0, ...
4
Determine SLS limits (cd)
no I
\ I
1 4 Select stronger section(s) or joint(s)
Adopt thestructure if both ULS and SLS checks are fulfilled
~
&& for the definition of Flt (Gk, Qk), yF ('p, ')Q, Sd, Rd, Ed, Cd : see chapter 1.2 (Basis of design).
Figure 111.1 Flowchart for load arrangements and load cases for general global analysis of the structure
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Chapter III  Load arrangements and load cases 1
I
Global analysis of the structure submitted to the considered single
load arrangement (Fk) in order to determine characteristic
(unfactored) values for the effects of actions :
 for ULS Checks: Sk =(N, V, M ...) k
 for SLS checks: Ek =(8h, &, f, 0, ...) k
Tows. Tows:
5
1 Determine all load arrangements with characteristic (unfactored) values of actions Fk (Gk, Qk, ...) 1
/
Determine all ULS load cases with relevant
ULS combinations of effects of actions (Sli)
(with partial safety factors y ~ = F. YQ. ... )
Yes (All load arrangements
analysed ?
\ I
no
f \
ULS checks
SL
Design values for the effects of actions:
Sd =N, V, M, ...
7
8
9
10
11
1 2
t
All ULS load cases
analysed?
no
Classification of frame:
braced frame
1
Determine ULS resistances (Rd)
t
I
Determine all SLS load cases with relevant
SLS combinations of effects of actions (Ek)
Design values for the effects of actions:
Ed =8h, 8v, f, 0, ...
analysed?
T
(5 Determine SLS limits (Cd)
Sd 5 Rd?
Adopt the structure if both
ULS and SLS checks are fulfilled
4
Select stronger section(s) or joint(s) I
for the defmition of Fk (Gk, Qk), yF (s, 'jQ), Sd, Rd, Ed, c d : see chapter 1.2 (Basis of design)
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
.o
I1
12
FigureIII.2 Flowchart for load arrangements and load cases for first order elastic global analysis of the
structure
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1 Fkf.
Chapter III  Load arrangements and load cases
111.2 Load arrangements
(1) The following load arrangements are characteristic (unfactored) values of actions (Fk) to be
applied to the structure. The characteristic values of load arrangements given hereafter are issued
fromEurocode 1 (Ref. 1).
(2) The table III. 1 provides a list of
 all the load arrangements (Fk) to be taken into account in composite building design, either
 the references to the chapters of the handbook where details are given about those load
at construction stage, or at composite stage, and,
arrangements.
Table 111.1 Load arrangements Fk for composite building design according to Eurocodes 1 & 4
Load arrangements (Fk) at construction stage or at composite stage
Reference to the
I handbook
III.2.1
1) Permanent loads: distributed, g
concentrated, G
2) Variable loads:
 Imposed loads on floors and roof
Wind loads: wind pressure, we,i
 Snow loads: distributed, s
distributed, q
concentrated, Q
wind force, Fw
III.2.2.1
III.2.2.1
III.2.2.2
111.2.2.2
III.2.2.3
EC4
[2.2.5(5)] (3) For continuous beams and slabs in buildings without cantilevers subjected to dominantly
a) alternate spans Carrying the design variable and permanent loads (YQ Q +YG &, other
uniformly loads, it will generally besufficient to consider only the following load arrangements:
spans carrying only the design permanent load 'YG gk :
EEiIEa W k yQqk
A B C D E
>This load arrangement produces higher sagging bending moments and deflections in spans
AB and CD.
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EClI
[1.5.3.3]
EClI
[ 1 53.41
b) any two adjacent spans carrying the design variable and permanent loads (YQ a +YG &,
all other spans canying only the design permanent load YG gk :
c y Q k
+ + + i + + + i i t + + + i + i + + + + i + t + Y ~ g k
A B C D E
>This load arrangement finishes higher hogging bending moment at support B.
111.2.1 Permanent loads (g and G)
(1) In general permanent loads are actions which are likely to act throughout a given design situation
and for which the variation in magnitude with time is negligible in relation to the mean value (e.g.
dead weight), or for which the variation is always in the same direction until the action attains a
certain limit value.
(2) At construction stage, permanent loads should be limited to dead weight of steel profiles,
whereas at comDosite stuge, they could include dead weight of steel profiles, concrete and steel
decking, additional dead weight due to ponding of the concrete and service permanent loads.
111.2.2 Variable loads (9, Q, w and s)
(1) Variable loads are actions which are unlikely to act throughout a given design situation or for
which the variation in magnitude with time is not negligible in relation to the mean value nor
monotonic.
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IIL2.2.1 Imposed loads on floors and roof (q and Q)
EC4
[7.3.2.1( I)] (1) At construction staae, variable imposed loads could be taken as :
 dead weight of cast insitu concrete,
 additional dead weight due to the ponding effect (increased depth of concrete due to
deflection of the beam or sheet decking),
 construction loads including local heaping of concrete during construction,
 storage(ifany).
About construction loads, Eurocode 4 gives no specific guidance regarding their magnitude for
the design of steel beams, but provides values for the design of profiled steel decking. Then to
remain consistent it should beconvenient to consider an imposed characteristic construction load
of 0,75 kN/m2 for the design of a steel beam. For the design ofprofiled steel deckinx Eurocode 4
proposes the following rules :
The construction loads represent the weight of operatives and concreting plant and take into
account any impact or vibration which may occur during construction. In any area of 3 m by 3 m
(or the span length, is less), in addition to the weight of the concrete, the characteristic
construction load and weight of surplus concrete (due to ponding effect) should together be
taken as 1,5 kN/m2. Over the remaining area a characteristic loading of 0,75 kN/m2 should be
added to the weight of the concrete. These loads should be placed to cause the maximum bending
moment and/or shear (see Figure 111.3).
EC4
[7.3.2.1(2)]
~~
Loading, :
(a) concentration of construction load : 1,5 kN/m2
(b) distributed construction load : 0,75 kN/m2
(c) dead weight
~ ~~~ 
Figure 111.3 Construction loads on profiled steel decking
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EC 121 I
[6.3.1.1]
I
(2) At comDosite sfape, areas in residential, social, commercial and administration buildings are
divided into five categories according to their specific use (see Table III.2).
Table 111.2 [Table 6.11 Categories of building areas, traffic areas in buildmgs and roofs
Categories
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
K
Specific use
Areas for domestic and residential
activities.
office areas
Areas where people may congrete
(with the exception of areas defined
under category A, B, D and E)
Shopping areas
Areas susceptible to accumulation
of goods, including access areas
Traffic and parking areas for light
vehicles. (I 30kN total weight and I
8 seats not including driver)
Traffic and parking areas for
medium vehicles. (>30 kN, I 160
kN total weight, on 2 axles)
Roofs not accessible except for
normal maintenance, repair, painting
and minor reDairs.
Roofs accessible with occupancy
according to categories AG
Roofs accessible for special
senices, such as helicopter landings
Example
Rooms in residential buildings and houses;
rooms and wards in hospitals; bedrooms in
hotels and hostels; kitchens and toilets
c1:
c2:
c3:
c4:
c5:
Areas with tables, etc.
e.g. areas in schools, d&, restaurants,
dinning halls, reading rooms, receptions
etc.
Areas with fixed seats,
e.g. areas in churches, theatres or
cinemas, conferences rooms, lecture halls,
assembly halls, waiting rooms, etc.
Areas without obstacles for moving
e.g. areas in museums, exhibition rooms,
etc and access areas in public and
administration buildings, hotels, etc.
Areas with possible physical activities
e.g. danse halls, gymnastic rooms, stages,
etc.
Areas susceptible to overcrowding,
e.g. in building for public events like
concert halls, sport halls including stands,
PeQPk
terraces and access areas, etc.
D1: Areas in general retail shops,
e.g. areas in warehouses, stationery and
office stores, etc.
Areas for storage use including librairies. The
loads defined in Table III.3 shall be taken as
minimum loads unless more appropriate loads
are defined for the specific case.
e.g. garages; parking areas, parking halls
e.g. access routes; delivery zones; zones
accessible to fire engines (I 160 kN total
weight)
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1
5,o
i 530
(3) At comuosite stage, the values of characteristic imposed loads on floors and roof are given in
Table m.3 according to the category of areas and the loaded areas (see Table m.2).
Table 111.3
[Table 6.21
Imposed load (ay Qk) on floors in buildings depending on categories of loaded
areas
Cataorv E:
Category F:
Cate~orv A:  general
 stairs
 balconies
6,O 7,o
2,o 10
Catepory B: 3YO
Categorv C:  C1 330
 c2 4,0
 c3 590
Category G:
Categorv H: roof slope <20'
>40'
 c4
 c5
5,o 45
0,75 1,5
oyoo* 195
CategoryD: D1
 D2
Categorv I:
Catenorv K:
AG AG
Specific use Specific use
470
7YO
*
For slopes between 20' and 40' the value of Q may be determined by linear
interpolation
I112.2.2 Wind loads (we, Fw)
(1) The wind forces acting on a structure or a structural component may be determined in two ways:
EC 124
[6.1(1)]
 as a summation of Dressures acting on surfaces provided that the structure or the
structural component is not sensitive to dynamic response (cd <lY2),
 or, by means of global forces.
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Chapter III  Load arrangements and load cases I
EC 124
[9.2 (111 (2) It is proposed in this handbook to present the simple procedure which may be used for buildings
less than 200 m tall provided that the value of Q is less than 1,2. For values of dynamic factor Cd
: see figure III.4. In all other cases the detailed method of Eurocode 1, (Ref. 1: Part 24 Annex B)
may be used.
200
150
100
50
Heigth
h [ml
30
20
10 Breadth b [m]
5 10 20 50 100 Values of parameters used
(Vref= 28 ds; terrain roughness category I:
Figure 111.4 Values of dynamic factor cdfor composite buildings
111.2.2.2.1 Wind pressure (we;)
(1) The net wind pressure across a wall or an element is the difference of the pressures on each
surface taking due account of their signs (pressure, directed towards the surfhce is taken as
positive, and suction, directed away from the surface as negative): see Figure III.5.
EC 124
[5.4 (111
Figure 111.5 Pressures on surEaces
(2) The wind Dressure acting on:
a) the external surfaces of a structure, we, shall be obtained from
EC 124
P.2 (111
I Ref.
Chapter III  Load arrangements and load cases
EC 124
P.31
[form. 5.21
b) the internal surEaces of a structure, Wi, shall be obtained from:
[7.1(111 where
[form. (7.111
where
Vref
[form. (7.2)]
where ce(q)
[form. (8.6)]
[10.2]
[10.2.2 (1) (c)]
[10.2.9]
where cpe
where q, zi
andwhere Cpi
is the reference mean wind pressure determined from:
p
is the reference wind velocity taken as follows :
is the air density (generally =1,25 kg/m3)
Vref =cDIR CT E M CALT Vref,O
where vref,o is the basic value of the reference wind velocity at sea
level given by the wind maps of the countries (Annex
C D ~ is the direction factor to be taken as 1,O unless otherwise
specified in the wind maps.
~TEM is the temporary ( s ~~s oM~) factor to be taken as 1,0
unless otherwise specified in the wind maps.
CALT is the altitude fktor to be taken as 1,0 unless otherwise
specified in the wind maps.
6.A of EC 124).
is the exposure coefficient for z =q is defined by:
I
where k,, q (z), ct (z) are given for more details in Eurocode 1 (Ref.
1: Part 24, section 8)
For flat terrain (i.e. upwind slope I 5% in the wind direction) , ct =1,0.
For such conditions the exposure coefficient Ce is given in the Table
III.4.
is the external pressure coefficient which depends on the size of the
effected area A and the shape of the building (see Table III.5).
is the reference height appropriate to the relevant pressure coefficient
(see Figure III.6).
Buildings whose height h is greater than 2b shall be considered to be in
multiple parts, comprising: a lower part extending upwards from the
ground by a height equal to b for which =b; and a middle region,
between the upper and lower parts, divided into as many horizontal
strips as desired and for which q is the height of the top of each strip.
is the internal pressure coefficient. For a homogeneous distribution of
openings the value t+i = 0,25 shall be used. Else the coefficient is
given in Figure 111.7 and is a hnction of the opening ratio p, which is
defined as :
=
area of opening at the leeward and wind paraUel sides
area of opening at the windward, leeward and wind parallel sides
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EC 124
[Table 8.11
EC 124
[Fig. 8.31
EC124, Fig.
Table 111.4 Exposure coefficient e as a function of height z above ground
Terrain Caory:
I Rough open sea, lake shores with at least 5 km fetch upwind and smooth flat country
without obstacles.
II Farmland with boundary hedges, occasional smal l fkrm structures, houses or trees.
III Suburban or industrial areas and permanent forests.
IV Urban areas in which at least 15% of the surface is covered with buildings and their
average height exceeds 15 m.
loo0
200
100
10
1
0 1 2 3 4 5
.2.21
Figure 111.6 Reference height Q depending on h and b
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I Ref. Chapter III  Load arrangements and load cases
1
Cpi
0,8
O S
0 
 0,25
 0.5
Table 111.5 External pressure cpe for verticals walls of rectangular plan buildings

1 



b
EC 124
[Fig. 10.2.31
EC124
[Table 10.2.1
[Fig. 10.2.11
EC124 [Fig.
Wind G
D
f
AI B I C
A* I B*
E

m: d>e=mi n( b; 2h)
m: d<e =mi n( b; 2h)
A, A* B, B* C D E
 1,3  1,o  0,5 +1,o  0,3
 1,0 I  0,8
 0,5 I
+0,8 / +0,6
I  0,3
&: For different shapes of the buildings, the values of
Eurocode 1 (Ref. 1: Part 24).
are given in the section 10 of
2.111
0 0,l 0.5 0,75 0,9 1
Figure 111.7 Internal pressure coefficient Cpi for buildings withopenings in the wall
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EC 124
16.1 (611
[fm.(6.
111.2.2.2.2 Wind force (Fw)
(1) The global force, Fw, shall be obtained form the following expression:
IFw 'qref Ce(ze)cd Cf Arefl
where Qref is the reference mean wind pressure (see III.2.2.2. I),
ce(ze) is the exposure coefficient for z =%(see III.2.2.2.1),
ze is the reference height appropriate to the relevant pressure
coefficient (see III.2.2.2. I),
is the dynamic factor (see III.2.2.2. I),
is the force coefficient derived from Eurocode 1 (Ref. 1: Part 24
section 10) if available,
is the reference area for cf derived from Eurocode 1 (Ref. 1: Part 2
4 section 10).
Cd
Cf
Aref
IIL2.2.3 Snow loads (s)
(1) The snow loads on a roof are given by:
EC 123
where pi is the snow load shape coefficient
sk
Ce
ct
is the characteristic value of the snow load on the ground (kN/m2)
is the exposure coefficient, which usually has the value 1,O
is the thermal coefficient, which usually has the value 1,O
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111.3 Load cases
EC4
[2.3.2.2 (
11
The following load cases are related to the general urocedure to study structures submitted to
actions (see Figure III. 1 and clause III. 1 (4)): all load cases are defined by relevant combinations
(with partial safety factor, 'yF) of characteristic (unfactored) values of load arrangements (Fk).
For each load case, design values for the effects of actions (Ed, Sd) shall be determined from
global analysis of the structure submitted to the design values of actions (Fd ='yF Fk) involved
by combination rules as given :
 in Table III.6, for Serviceability Limit States,
 in Table III.7 and Table III.8, for Ultimate Limit States.
In the case of the particular urocedure defined in Figure III.2 (see also clause III.1 (5)), the
characteristic (unfactored) values for the effects of actions (Ek, Sk) are obtained from global
analysis of the structure submitted to each single characteristic (unfactored) value of load
For each load case, design values for the effects of actions (Ed, Sd) shall be determined from
combination rules (with partial saf et y factor, yF) defined in Tables III.6 to 111.8where values of
load arrangements (Fk =Gk, Qk, g, q, s, w, P) are replaced by the characteristic values for the
effects of actions (Ek =(&, 6h, f, (3 ,... )k ; sk =(N, v, M ,... )k).
For instance, in the case of the third example in Table III.8, the general load case 1. (1,35 gk +
1,50 wk) should be replaced by the following particular load case 1. considering the elements or
the crosssections with :
arrangement (Fk).
0 their worst effects of actions (for cohmns: axial force @ilk; for beams: shear force (V)k
and bending moment (M)k) and,
their worst combined effects of actions (for beamcolumns: (N)k +(M)k ; ...) :
 max N =1,35 (N)k(due to gk) +1,50 (N)k.(due to wk),
 max V =1,35 (V)k(due to sk) +1,50 (V)k.(due to Wk),
 m a ~ M =1,35 ok(due to gk) +1,50 OM)k.(due to Wk),
 max N +associated M,
 max M +associated N, ...
(3) In the following chapters 111.3.1
and 111.3.2, the proposed combinations of actions are
simplifications adapted to building structures : for SLS, see Eurocode 4 (Ref. 4: 2.3.4 ( 5) ) and
for ULS, see Eurocode 4 (Ref. 4: 2.3.3.1 (6)).
(4) If the limitations imposed at SLS and at ULS meet difficulties to be respected, more favourable
combinations of actions could be used instead of the respective simplified proposals of Table III.6
(then refer to [2.3.4 (211 of Eurocode 4) or Tables III.7 and III.8 (then refer to [2.3.2.2(2)] of
Eurocode 4).
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Load combinations to be considered:
with on& the most unfavourable variable actions (Qk.max) :
111.3.1 Load cases for serviceability limit states
Table 111.6 Combinations of actions for serviceability limit states
Gk permanent actions,
Qk  variable actions, e.g.
e.g. selfweight
Ref. 6
Table 2.3
EC4
r2.3.4 (511
with all unfavourable variable actions (Qk):
2. C G k +O79CQk
Ref. 6
Table 2. I
EC4
[2.3.3.1(6)]
a.  the variable action
which causes the
largest effect
imposed loads on
I floors, snow loads,
II I wind loads
n The load combination which gives the largest effect (i.e. deformations, deflections) is decisive.
111.3.2 Load cases for ultimate limit states
Table 111.7 Combinations of actions for ultimate limit state
Load combinations to be considered:
with on& the most unfavourable variable actions (a.&:
Y k C Gk + Y G Qk.max
1. 1,35* C G k +Is()** Qk.
with all unfavourable variable actions (Qk):
Y& C G k +079YF C Qk
2. 1,35* C G k +1,35** C Qk
Ifthe dead load G counteracts the variable action 0
*
(meaning a favourable effect of G) :
G =1,001
wind load Q
4 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 dead load G

Ifthe variable load Q counteracts the dominant loading
(meaning a favourable effect of Q) :
**
&  permanent actions,
e.g. self weight.
Qk  variable actions,
e.g. imposed loads
on floors, snow
load, wind loads.
 the variable action
which causes the
largest effect.
YG  partial safety factor
for permanent
actions.
YQ parti al di fhctor
for variable actions
Theload combination which gives the largest effect (i.e.internal forces or moment ) is decisive.
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Table 111.8 Examples for the application of the combinations rules in Table III.7. All actions
(g, q, P, s, w) are considered to originate from Werent sources
II
IP
II I
load cases
1.
2.
3.
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
combinations of actions
~
1,35g +150s
1,35g +1,5Os
1,35 (g +q +s)
1,35 g +450 q
1,35g +1,50P*)
1,35g +130s
I,35(g+q+s+P1))
1,35g+1,50 w
1,35 g +130 q
1,35g+1,50s
1,35 ( g +q+w+s )
g  deadload *) assuming P is independent of g, q, s and w
P  point load(variab1e)
s  snowload
q  imposedload
w  windload
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Chapter IV  Members in compression I
IV MEMBERS IN COMPRESSION (N)
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IV MEMBERS IN COMPRESSION (N)
IV.1 Generalities
(1) For each load cuse (see chapter In) the design value of the following internal force may be
applied to members submitted to centered axial compression which shall be checked at ultimate
limit states :
z
I
Y NxSd
. x 4L
i
(2) This chapter only deals with composite columns which are of two main types :
 totally (Figure IV. 1 a)) or partially (Figure IV. 1 b)) concrete encased steel sections and,
 concrete filled steel sections (Figures IV. 1 c) and d)).
.I
b=bc .I
r
Y
4 ezr
I I
h=hc
Figure IV.l Type of crosssections of composite columns
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IRef. Chapter IV  Members in compression
EC4
[4.8.3.1]
EC4
[4.8.3.1 (5)]
[4.8.3.1 (311
[4.8.2.5]
[4.8.2.4]
[4.8.2.6] to
I4.8.2.81
[4.8.3.3]
14.8.3.81
The steel section and the uncracked concrete section usually have the same centroid.
This chapter IV only applies to isolated nonsway composite members in compression.
This chapter IV presents the simpl@ed method of design (EC4 [4.8.3]) for composite columns of
double symmetrical (Figure IV.1) and uniform crosssection over the column length. This
simplified method uses the European buckling curves for steel columns (Eurocode 3) as the basic
design curves for composite columns.
Application rules for composite columns of monosymmetrical crosssection are given in Annex
D of Eurocode 4 (Ref. 4).
When the limits of applicability of the simplified method are not fblfilled (see chapter IV. 1. l), the
general method (EC4 : r4.8.31) has to be applied.
That general method includes composite columns with nonsymmetrical or nonuniform cross
section over the column length.
Design assumptions :
Both approaches for the design of composite columns are based on the following main
assumptions :
 full interaction between concrete and steel up to the point of collapse,
 allowances must be made for imperfections which are consistent with those adopted for
assessing the strength of bare steel columns,
 proper account must be taken of the steel and concrete stressestrain curves,
 plane sections remain plane.
The Table IV. 1 provides a list of checks to be performed at Ultimate Limit States for the member
submitted to centered axial compression (Nx.sd). A member shall have sufficient bearing
capacity if all checks are fUIfilled. AI1 the checks have both references to Eurocode 4 and to the
design handbook.
Table IV.l List of checks to beperformed at ULS for the composite member in compression
List of checks to be performed at ULS for the composite member in
compression
Check the limits of applicability of the simplified design method
Check concrete cover and reinforcement
Check for local buckling of steel members
Check the load introduction and the longitudinal shear
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
( 5)
Resistance of crosssection to Nx.sd :
Nx.Sd 5 Npl.Rd
Stability of member to N x . ~ , for both buckling axes :
Nx.Sd 5 minimum (Nby.M;Nbz.Rd) (design f l e d buckling
resistances of the composite
member about Y and z axes)
(design plastic resistance to compression of the
composite crosssection)
(6)
References to
design handbook
lv.l.l
IV 1.1 (4) to (6)
Iv. 1.2
IV.1.3 & IV.1.4
IV.2
IV.3
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 1 ,where
IV.l.l Limits of applicability of the simplified design method
fY
Aa 
Ya
pl.Rd
6 =
EC4
[4.8.3.1 (311
Tvue of crosssection :
The column is of doublesymmetrical and uniform crosssection over the column length (see
Figure IV. 1).
Steel ratio :
The steel contribution ratio of rolled or welded members should lie between following limits :
[4.8.3.4]
Ref. 7 [8.3.6]
(3)
(4)
where Npl .u is the design plastic resistance to compression of the composite
crosssection (see chapter IV.2),
is the area of the structural steel profile,
is the yield strength of the structural steel profile (see table IIS),
is the partial s af et y factor for structural steel (see Table II.10).
Aa
fY
Ya
If 6 is less than0,2 , the column shall be designed according to Eurocode 2. If 6 exceeds 0,9 ,
column design shall be made on the basis of Eurocode 3.
Member slenderness :
The nondimensional slenderness h of composite member should be limited for both axes :
and Ih,\
where iy and xz are the nondimensional relative slendernesses for flexural buc
about major axi s (yy) and minor axi s (zz) respectively (see chapter
lv.3).
Reinforcement fin general) :
If the longitudinal reinforcement is considered in design, extreme limits of reinforcement, which
are expressed in percentage of concrete area, are imposed :
Ref. 7 [8.3.6]
EC4
[4.8.2.5 (411
EC4
[4.8.2.5 (S)]
0,3% I  I 4,0%
I 2: 1
where As
Ac
is the crosssectional area of all longitudinal reinforcement bars,
is the crosssectional area of concrete.
For reasons of fire protection, greater percentages of reinforcement can be included but shall not
be taken into account for the design without consideration of fire problems.
The transverse reinforcement in concrete encased columns (see Figure IV. 1 a) and b)) should be
designed according to clause 5.4.1.2.2 of Eurocode 2 (Ref. 2).
For the spacing of the reinforcement clause 5.2 of Eurocode 2 applies.
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intheydirection: 4Omm S cy I 0 , 4 b ,
( 5) Minimum reinforcement :
EC4
p.8.2.5 p)] Concrete filled steel sections (see Figure IV.1 c) and d)) may be fabricated without any
reinforcement. But in general if the longitudinal reinforcement is neglected in calculations for the
resistance of the column, guidance on minimum reinforcement is given for all types of cross
sections in clause 4.8.3.1 (3)(f) of Eurocode 4 ,
 in the zdirection, maximum 40 mm; S c, I 0,3 h
r I
.
Greater cover can be used but should be ignored in calculation.
IV.1.2 Local buckling of steel members
EC4
14.8.2.4 (2)] (1)
EC4
14.8.2.4 (311 (3)
At ultimate limit states the effects of local buckling of steel members in composite columns may
be neglected provided that the steel parts in compression have to sat i sf y the limits defined in
Table IV.2.
In practice, all standard H or I hotrolled profiles presented in Tables V.7 (designed by WE, WE
A, P E 0, HE AA, HE A, HE B, HE M, UB and UC) fulfil1 the limit conditions of Table IV.2
(first type of crosssection : partially concrete encased steel profile) for all steel grades (S 235, S
275, S 355); therefore they can be designed without consideration of local buckling.
If the limit values given in Table IV.2 are exceeded, the effect of local buckling should be taken
into account by an appropriate experimentally mnfirmed method.
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1 Ref. Chapter IV  Members in compression I
Table IV.2 Limiting widthtothickness ratios to avoid local buckling
Type of crosssection
Ref. 7 Tab. 8.1
4 b J
B
IV.1.3 Influence of longitudinal shear
EC4
[4.8.2.6 (111 (1)
EC4
[4.8.2.7 (111
EC4
[4.8.2.7 (211 (2)
Ref. 7
[8.2.4] (3)
Limiting ratio
bl tf s
h/ t S
dl t .s
 No verifkat
member,
Limits for different steel grades
S 235
44
52
90
'n of loc
qT
buckling for steel
 In order to prevent premature spalling of the
concrete, minimum concrete cover may be
provided (see IV. 1.1 (6)) :
In general internal forces and moments applied from members connected to the ends of a
composite column length have to be distributed between the steel and concrete components of the
column, by considering the shear resistance at the interface between steel and concrete.
The shear resistance between the steel section and the concrete may be developed by :
 chemical bond and friction at the interface steelconcrete, or
 mechanical shear connection,
such that no significant slip occurs.
As the natural bond between steel profile and concrete is uncertain, the design shear resistance
due to bond and friction may be limited to the values given in Table IV.3.
An exact determination of bond stresses between structural steel and concrete requires extensive
calculation. Stresses may be determined in a simplified way either according to elastic theory or
from the plastic resistance of the crosssection. The variation of stresses in the concrete member
between two critical sections can be used for the determination of bond stresses.
For axially loaded columns, it is usually found that this intehce shear is sufficient to develop the
combined strengths of both materials at the critical crosssection (midcolumn height). For
columns with significant end moments, a horizontal shear force is needed, which requires the
development of longitudinal shear forces between the concrete and steel.
99
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IRef. Chapter IV  Members in compression I
Table IV.3 Design shear resistance stresses (due to bond and friction) at the interface between
steel and concrete
0,6 N/ m2
0,2 N/ m2
0,O Nlmm2
0,4 N/ m2
IV.1.4 Regions of load introduction
(1) Where a load is applied to a composite column, it must be ensured that within a specified
introduction length, the individual components of the composite crosssection are loaded
according to their resistances so that no significant ship occurs between these parts. For this
purpose, a division of the loads between the steel and the concrete must be made in a manner
similar to that described in section IV. 1.3.
In order to estimate the distribution of the applied load, the stress distributions at the beginning
and the end of the region of introduction must be known. From the differences in these stresses,
the loads which are transferred to the crosssection components may be determined.
The following requirement on the introduction length l i of the region of load introduction should
besatisfied :
Ref. 9
14.81
lei I 2dl
EC4 [4.8.2.6 (3)]
where d is the smaller of the two crosssection dimensions h or b (see Figure
IV.2) or the crosssection dimension normal to the bending axi s (h
for My.% orb for MZ.sd).
N x.Sd

b
I
I
N x.Sd
 *
Figure IV.2 Introduction length Pi for the shear force
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Chauter N  Members in comuression I
(2) A simple method of distributing the loads to be introduced can be made by help of the plastic
resistance of the different crosssection components, the steel section, the concrete and the
reinforcing steel, as follows :
where Na.M is the resistance to compression of the steel crosssection
Np1.M
is the resistance to compression of the composite crosssection (see
chapter lV.2),
Ma.M is the moment resistance of the steel crosssection [wfy), 
Mpl . Rd is the plastic moment resistance of the composite crosssection (see
chapter VI.2),
Ncs. Sd is the design axial load applied to the concrete and the
reinforcement,
Mcs. Sd is the design bending moment applied to the concrete and the
reinforcement .
If the loads are applied through a connection to the steel section, the elements of the load
introduction, e.g. the headed studs, must be designed to transmit the concrete components of the
loading, Ncs.Sd and Mcs.+j. In the case of load introduction from the concrete into the steel
section, e.g. through brackets, the respective steel forces and moments, Na.Sd and Ma.Sd , must
be allowed for in the design.
~4.8.2.6 (411 (3) In an Isection with concrete only between the flanges, the concrete should be gripped by stirrups
and a clear defined load transmission path between concrete and steel web should be identified
(see Figure lV.3).
EC4
Stirrups welded stirrups passed Shear connectors
to web through web on web
Figure IV.3 Mechanical shear connection
(4) For singlestoreys columns, head plates are generally used as the elements for load introduction.
In those cases no other connecting devices are needed. Special detailing is necessary for
continuous columns; for these cases, headed studs have proved to be economic when used with
open crosssections as shown in Figure IV.4 . The forces on the outward stud connectors are
transmitted to the flanges and the friction force developed, R, may be evaluated as follows :
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I Ref. Chapter N  Members in compression
EC4 [4.8.2.8 (2)] lR+!q
where pRd is the design resistance of one headed stud connector (see chapter
V.2.7),
is the coefficient of friction (=0,5). EC4 [6.5.2.1 (l)]
EC4 [Fig. 4.1 11
P
Figure IV.4 Shear resistance of headed stud connectors used to create direct load transfer into
the concrete
IV.2
4.8.3.3 (1) (1) For members in axial compression, the design value for the compressive force Nx.Sd at each
composite crosssection shall satisfjr:
Resistance of crosssection to axial compressive force Nn.Sd
fY
fck
fsk
mal Yc, Ys
is the design plastic resistance to cornpression of the composite
crosssection (see Table NS),
are the crosssectional areas of the structural steel, the concrete and
the reinforcement (see Table IV.6),
is the yield strength of the structural steel (see Table IIS),
is the compression strength of the concrete (see Table II. l),
is the yield strength of the reinforcement (see Table II.8),
are partial safety factors at ultimate limit states for the structural
steel, concrete and reinforcement steel (see Table II. lO),
l
 A
ql o =4,9  183 h+ 17 XL, and qlo 2 0 (see Table IV.4),
q20 =0,25 (3+2%),
and 1120 I 1,O (see Table N.4),

A is the nondimensional relative slenderness of composite member
(see chapter IV.3),
102
[Ref. Chapter IV  Members in compression I
EC4 [Table 4.51
Table IV.4
Values of ~ 1 0 and q20 in function of 2

h 0 07 1 072 093 074 2 0,5
r\ 10 4,90
3,22 1,88 0788 0,22 0,OO
r120 0,75
0780 0,85 0,90 0,95 1 ,oo
~ ~ ~_ _ _ _ ___ ~_ _ _ ___ ~~
Table IV.5 Design plastic resistance to compression Npl . u
Types of crosssections and stress distributions for
Np1.M
f Y hMa 0.85 G
4+
.Rd
..
Np1.M =
Aa fY +Ac( 078;cfck) +As  fsk
YMa Ys
A, *+AC( ; ; ) t A, y, fck sk
YMa
Notation : "+" means stresses in compression ; for calculation of Aa, As and & , see Table IV.6
103
IRef. Chapter IV  Members in compression
EC4 [4.8.3.3
(3)to(6)]
(2) For concretefilled circular hollow section (the 4th type of crosssection in Table N.5) the
strength is increased because of confhement  of the steel tube and triaxial containment of concrete
and, if relative slenderness of the member : h I 0,5.
Table IV.6 Crosssectional areas of the structural steel (Aa), the reinforcement (As) and the
concrete (&)
Types of crosssections
h
d
Crosssectional area
Aa =2 t (h+b  4 r) +x (r2  r&)
& =(b  2 t) (h  2 t)  (4  x ) rint 2  As
n(d2 dkt)
4
A, =
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I Ref. Chapter IV  Members in compression 1
Nx.Sd 5 Nby.Rd
Nx.Sd Nbz.Rd
IV.3 Stability of member to axial compressive force NE^
=Xy Npl.Rd
=Xz Npl.Rd
(1) The compression members shall be checked to flexural buckling mode (buckling by plane
bending) according to both principal axes of the section (major axis: yy; minor axis: zz) withthe
appropriate buckling lengths (Lb.Y Lb.z).
EC4
[4.8.3.8] (2) For members submitted to axial compression the design value of the compressive force Nx.Sd
shall satisfl:
where Nby.Rd and Nby.Rd are the design flexural buckling resistances of the member for
X y xz are the buckling reduction factors for the buckling mode about yy
and zz axes,
Npl.Rd is the design plastic resistance to compression of the composite
crosssection (see chapter IV.2 and Table N.3).
buckling mode about yy and zz axes,
(3) For constant axial compression in members of constant crosssection, the value of the buckling
reduction coeficient x (xY, xZ ) is related to the appropriate nondimensional relative slenderness
  
1 (Icy ,A,>:
EC3, [5.5.1.2 ( I ) ]
1

, but p]
X =f(A) =
$+ j p
[form. (5.4611
where
$=02 [ l +a ( x o72) +2] ,
a is an imperfection factor (see Table N.7), depending on the
appropriate buckling curve.
Table IV.7 Imperfection factors a
11 Buckling curve I a I b I C I I
11 Imperfection factor a I 0,21 I 0,34 I 0,49 11
The buckling reduction factor x is given in function of
each type of crosssections in Table IV. 1 1. When
failure mode (then, x =1,O).
and the appropriate buckling curve for
I 0,2 flexural buckling is not a potential
105
IM. Chapter IV  Members in compression 1
(4) The nondimensional relative slenderness % has to be considered for the relevant plane of
benu : zy and xz, respectively for buckling about major yy and minor zz axes :
where Npl . ~ is equal to Npl .u as defined in Table IV.5 (see chapter IV.2) with
ma =yc =f i =I , O,
is the elastic critical load of the member abut yy
axis,
1Ncr.z =II 2 (E I z)e /Li eZI is the elastic critical load of the member about zz
I I
axis,
(E I)e
is the effective elastic flexural stifiess of the composite cross
section, about major (yy) and minor (zz) axes :
are the moduli of elasticity of the structural steel and the
reinforcement steel (see Table 11.7),
is the effective elastic modulus of the concrete according to the
following clause IV.3 (9,
are the moments of inertia for bending about y axis of the structural
steel, the concrete (assumed to be uncracked) and the reinforcement,
respectively (see Table IV.8),
are the moments of inertia for bending about z axis of the structural
steel, the concrete (assumed to beuncracked) and the reinforcement,
respectwely (see Table IV.8),
are the buckling lengths of the member about y and z axes according
to clause IV.3 (6).
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1 Ref. Chapter IV  Members in compression I
Table IV.8 a) Moments of inertia of totally and partially concreteencased steel profile
~ ~~
Ia, Is,
are the moments of inertia for structural steel, reinforcement and concrete (assumed
to beuncracked) for bending about y and z axes
Y
4
CZ
31
1
I,, =E[ bh3  (b  t )(h  2t f ) +0,03r4 +0,2146r2 (h  2tf  0,4468r)2
I,,  Is,
b&
I,, =
I 12
31
2tfb 3 +(h2tf)tw +0,03r4 +0,2146r2(tw +0,4468r)*
12
n
I/ i=1
Notations : see table IV.8 c)
107
I Ref. ChaDter IV  Members in compression
Table IV.8 b) Moments of inertia of concretefilled rectangular hollow section
Ia, Is, E
are the moments of inertia for structural steel, reinforcement and concrete (assumed
to be uncracked) for bending about y and z axes
(b  2r)h3 2r(h  2r)3 2
+5 (1  3) +x r 2 [ :  r (1  $11 +
12 12 4
1a.y =
2
(b  2t  2qnt)(h  2t)3  2rht (h  2t  2rmt)3
12 12 4
(h  2r)b3 2r(b  2r)3 4 2
1a.z = 12 + 12 +~( l  ~) +x r [ ~ r ( l  ~) ] 4
I
Notations : see table IV.8 c)
108
I F2ef.
Chapter IV  Members in compression I
Table IV.8 c) Moments of inertia of concretefilled circular hollow section
Ia, Is, E
are the moments of inertia for structural steel, reinforcement and concrete (assumed
to beuncracked) for bending about y and z axes
d
t dint
4
64
1S.Z
dint
1) Notations : n is the number of reinforcement bars,
is the own moment of inertia of rebar i ( =4 , with cp =re
64
bar diameter),
(P4
Asi 4
is the area of rebar i (= x  , with cp =rebar diameter),
is the distance of the rebar i of area Asi to the relevant
eyi or ezi
middle line (z axis or y axi s).
109
IRef. Chapter IV  Members in compression I
EC4
[4.8.3.5] (5) The effective elastic modulus of the concrete varies ifthe effects of shortterm or longterm
loadmg are taken into account for the composite columns. For slender columns (with% greater
than limits given in Table IV.9), the longterm behaviour of the concrete (creep and shnnkage of
concrete) reduces the resistance. This influence can be considered by a simple modification of the
effective elastic modulus of the concrete :
EC4 [4.8.3.5 (I)]  for shortterm loading : El
I r c I
where E m is the secant modulus of elasticity of the concrete according to Table
II. 11,
EC2 [A.3.1] [A.3.4]
yc =1,35
according to Eurocode 2 (Ref. 2).

E C ~ [4.8.3.5 (211  for longterm loading and slender h is greater than limits
given in Table IV.9)
where Ecmand yc are defined for shortterm loading,
NX. sd
NG.Sd
is the applied design axial force,
is the part of the applied design axial force (Nx.sd) that is
permanently acting on the column,
is the nondimensional relative slenderness for flexural buckling
about relevant axis ( i y , i z ) ( s e e clause IV.3 (4)).

h
Table IV.9 Limiting values of for longterm loading
Types of crosssection For braced nonsway frames, influence of
longterm behaviour of concrete should be
considered :
if h 2

0,8 l ( 1  6)
Notation : 6 is the steel contribution ratio (see chapter IV. 1. 1 , clause (2))
110
[Ref. Chapter IV  Members in compression 1
EC4 r4.8.3.6
(1) and (2)] (6) The buckhp Zength Lb (Lb.y, Lb.z) of an isolated nonsway compression member with both ends
effectively held in position laterally may conservatively be taken as equal to its system length L;
or alternatively, the buckling length may be determined using informative Annex E of Eurocode 3
(Ref. 3) and specific rules given in Eurocode 4 (Ref. 4 : [4.8.3.6]).
Buckling lengths of columns in a nonsway mode may be provided in Table IV. 10 for different
boundary conditions to be demonstrated according to Eurocode 4.
Table IV.10 Buckling length of column,
System
A
Buckling length
Lb
2 L
L
0,7 L
0,5 L
111
IRef. Chapter IV  Members in compression 1
EC3
[table 5.5.21
Table IV.ll Buckling reduction factors x =f (x ) for composite crosssections
x
relative
lendemess
Reduction buckling factors x
x
Buckling axis : any
curve a
1,0000
1,0000
0,9775
0,9528
0,9243
0,8900
0,8477
0,7957
0,7339
0,6656
0,5960
0,5300
0,4703
0,4 179
0,3724
0,3332
0,2994
0,2702
0,2449
0,2229
Major buckhg axis : yy
curve b
1,0000
1,0000
0,964 1
0,926 1
0,8842
0,8371
0,7837
0,7245
0,66 12
0,5970
0,5352
0,478 1
0,4269
0,3817
0,3422
0,3079
0,278 1
0,252 1
0,2294
0,2095
x z
Minor buckling axi s : zz
curve c
1,0000
1,0000
0,949 1
0,8973
0,8430
0,7854
0,7247
0,6622
0,5998
0,5399
0,4842
0,4338
0,3888
0,3492
0,3 145
0,2842
0,2577
0,2345
0,2141
0,1962
112
Chapter V  Members in bending 1
V MEMBERS IN BENDING
W; M; ( V, M) )
113
I Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending 1
V MEMBERS IN BENDING (V; M ; (V, M))
v.l Generalities
( 1 ) For each load case (see chapter III) the design values for the following effects of actions are
applied to members in bending and shall be checked at serviceability limit states (SLS) and at
ultimate limit states (ULS) :
 ForSLS : . vertical deflections (&),
. craclung of concrete (4,
. vibrations ( f )
separate or combined vertical shear force and ben moment :  ForULS :
0
EC4
[4.1.2 (I)]
EC4
[4.1.1 (l)]
EC4
[4.1.3]
(2) This chapter V only deals with composite beams which have been presented in chapter II (see
Figure II.2 for m i d types of crosssections).
Beams with concreteencased steel webs are included (see Figure II.2) but beams with fully
encased steel sections are excluded.
(3) This chapter V applies to isolated composite beams and to composite beams in composite frames.
(4) Depending on sequences of construction, steel beams loaded by wet concrete have to be checked
at construction stage according to Eurocode 3 rules (Ref. 3). Those verifications are out of the
scope of this design handbook.
At composite s t as when concrete is matured, composite beams have to be checked at ultimate
limit states and at serviceability limit states according to Eurocode 4 as explained in this chapter
V.
(5) In composite beams the possible critical sections to be checked, are summarised in Table V. 1.
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115
IRef. Chapter V  Members in bending I
Ref. 7
[Figure 6.21
EC4
[4.1.2 (3) & (411
Table V.l Critical sections for the design calculation and related action effects to be checked
D D
Critical crosssections :
AA
BB
cc
CC
Regions :
DD
EE and FF
GG
I
bending moment resistance to My. Sd(crosssection)
vertical shear resistance to VZ.Sd (crosssection, shear buckling, web
crippling)
ben momentvertical shear interaction to Vz.u and My. u (cross
section, shear buckling)
longitudinal shear resistance to Veof the shear connectors
longitudinal shear resistance to Ve of the slab and transverse
reinforcement
lateraltorsional buckling to My.Sd of bottom flange (for continuous
beamor cantilever).
EC4
[4.1.2 (411 Critical crosssections may be for example the sections AA (maximum sagging moment), BB
(support), CC (sudden change of crosssection) and CC (internal support with maximum
hogging moment) shown in Table V.l; critical crosssections may be also sections subjected to
heavy concentrated loads or reactions.
In case of simplysupported beams : no check of lateraltorsional buckling may be needed in
composite stage (see chapter V.2.5.2.1) and if beam is subject to uniform load, no bending
momentvertical shear interaction has to be considered.
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I Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending I
EC3 [5.4.6 (l)]
EC3 [5.6.1(1)]
EC3 [5.6.3 (l)]
EC3 [5.7.4 (l)]
EC4 [6.3.2.1]
EC4 [6.6.2]
EC4 [4.4.1]
EC4 [4.6.2]
EC4 14.6.31
EC4 [6.3.2.1
EC4 [6.6.2]
(6) The Table V.2 provides a list of the checks to be performed at Ultimate Limit States for the
member in bending (V; M; (V, M)). A member shall have sufficient bearing capacity if all the
checks are fulfilled according to the loading applied to that member. For instance, in the case of
loading nr 0, all checks from 0 (1) to 0 ( 5) have to be satisfied. All the checks have both
references to Eurocodes 3 or 4 and to the design handbook.
The Table V.2 proposes the following loadings applied to the member :
@ Vertical shear force : v,sd
@ Bending moment: My.Sd
@ Interaction of vertical shear force and bending moment: (v,sd and My,Sd)
Table V.2 List of checks to be performed at ULS for the member in bending according to the
applied internal forces andor moments (V ; M ; (V , M))
Vertid shear force v,sd :
Resistance of crosssection to vz.sd :
VZ.M 5 Vp1.z.m
Stability of web to Vz. u, i fd / tw >69 E :
VZ.Sd I vba.Rd
Crippling of web to Vz.sd, at internal support of a beam :
VzSd I %.Rd
Resistance of shear connectors to longitudinal shear Vg
Ve 5 m
Resistance of concrete slab to longitudinal shear Vp:
Ve I vu
(design plastic shear resistance of the cross
section)
(design shear buckling resistance)
(design crippling resistance)
(design shear resistance of headed studs)
(design resistance of the concrete flange)
3 Bending moment My.Sd :
(1) Resistance of crosssection to MY.sd:
My.Sd I my.^
(design bending moment resistance of the cross
section)
(2) Stability of member to hogging My.sd in continuous beam or
cantilever, if initial conditions are not$lJilled :
MY.M I Mb.Rd (design lateraltorsional buckling resistance
(3) Resistance of shear connectors to longitudinal shear Vp:
Ve 5 m
(4) Resistance of concrete slab to longztudinal shear Vp:
ve5 VRd
moment of the member)
(design shear resistance of headed studs)
(design resistance of the concrete flange)
References to
design handbook:
V.2.4.1
Table V.8
V.2.4.2
V.2.4.3
V.2.7
V.2.7
V.2.5.1
V.2.5.2.2
V.2.5.2.3
V.2.7
V.2.7
117
)Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending
EC4 [4.4.3 (l)]
EC3 [5.4.6 (111
EC4 [4.4.1]
EC3 [5.7.4 (111
EC4 [4.6.2]
EC4 [4.6.3]
EC4 [4.4.3]
EC4 [4.4.5]
EC3 [5.6.1(1)]
EC3
[5.6.7.2 (l)]
EC3
[5.6.7.2 (2)]
EC3
[5.6.7.2 (311
EC4 [6.3.2.1]
EC4[6.6.2]
118
Table V.2 List of checks to be performed at ULS for the member in bending according to the
applied internal forces andor moments (V ; M ; (V M))
~
?j) Interaction of vertical shear force and bending moment
VZSd 9 :
If V z . ~ I 075 Vpl.z.u then interaction (VZ.Sd , My.sd) is not
considered and all checks nr 0 and nr @ of this Table V.2 shall be
performed, withthe following check nr @ (6).
considered and all following checks shall be carried out :
1) Resistance of crosssection to Vz . a :
VZ.Sd I Vp1.Z.M
Ifvz.sd >075 Vp1.z.M then i.nteraction (V2.M 7 My.sd) has to be
(design plastic shear resistance of the cross
section)
My.% I My.u (design bending moment resistance of the cross
section)
3) Crippling of web to Vz.sd, at internal support of a beam :
Vz.Sd 5 %.Rd (design crippling resistance)
(4) Stability of member to hogging MY. a in continuous beam or
cantilever, if initial conditions are not firfilled :
my.^I Mb.u (design lateraltorsional buckling resistance
(2) Resistance of crosssection to My.= :
moment of the member)
(design plastic resistance moment reduced by shear
force)
(5) Resistance of crosssection to (vz.Sd, My.Sd) :
My.Sd I MV.Rd
(6) Stability of web to (Vz.sd, My&, i f d / tw
69 E :
One of the three following checks ((6. l), (6.2), (6.3)) shall be hlfilled :
(6.1) If My.= I Mf .u (design plastic moment resistance of cross
section with the flanges only)
thenVz.sd I V h. u (design shear buckling resistance of the
web)
(6.2) 1fMy.M >Mf.M and Vz.M I 075 VbaM
then my.^I My.u (design bending moment resistance of the
crosssection)
(6.3) IfMy.Sd >Mf.Rd and VzSd >075 Vba.Rd
thenMy. ~ I
design moment resistance reduced by s ha
buckling (interaction (VZ.Sd My.sd))
and, My.sd 5 My.Rd
and, Vz.Sd 5 vba.Rd
(7) Resistance of shear connectors to longitudinal shear Ve:
vt 5 h d
(8) Resistance of concrete slab to longitudinal shear Ve:
vi? 5 VRd
(design shear resistance of headed studs)
(design resistance of the concrete flange)
Reference to
Lesign handbook
V.2.6.1
V.2.4.1
V.2.5.1
V.2.4.3
V.2.5.2.2
V.2.5.2.3
V.2.6.1
Table V.8
V.2.6.2 (3) A
V.2.4.2
V.2.6.2 (3) B
V.2.5.1
V.2.6.2 (3) C
V.2.6.2 (3) C
V.2.5.1
V.2.4.2
V.2.7
V.2.7
I Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending I
v.2 Checks at Ultimate Limit States
V.2.1 Properties of crosssections of composite beams
(1) Efjpective crosssection :
EC4
[4.2.1 (111 Allowance shall be made for the flexibility of a concrete flange that induces unequal ben
n o d stress distribution over the flange width because of inplane shear (shear lag). In the
simple model proposed in Eurocode 4, the effective composite crosssection is composed of an
effedive wi dt h beff of the concrete slab for which constant normal stress distribution replaces the
true stress distribution variable along the true slab width
EC4 ( 2) Effective width of concrete slab :
[4.2.2.1]
The effective width on each side of the steel web should be taken as eo / 8, but not greater than
distances bi (see Figure V. 1):
EC4 [4.2.2.1 (311
EC4 r4.2.2.1 (4)]
be1 and be2
are evaluated independently,
bi
is the half distance from the beam web to the adjacent beam web or
the distance from the beam web to the free edge of concrete slab (bi
=b2 and bl respectively in Figure V. l),
e0
is equal to the span length for simply supported beams,
is the approximate distance between points of zero bending moment
in case of continuous composite beams ; for typical continuous
beams shown in Figure V.1 values of eo at support are given above
the beamand midspan values of eo are provided below the beam.
EC4
[4.2.2.1(1)] (3) For elastic gZobaZ analvsis, the effective width beff of the concrete flange may be assumed to be
constant over the whole of each span. It may be taken as the value at midspan (for a beam
supported at both ends), or as the value at the support (for cantilever beam). For continuous
beams two methods are proposed (see chapter V.2.3).
EC4
[4.2.2.2]
(4) For verifications of crosssections, the effective wi dth beE should be taken as the relevant
midspan value (for sections in sagging bending), or as the value at the relevant support (for
sections in hogging bending).
119
[Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending
 Effective wi dth. beff :
I
A 4 % $ ) ? 0 . 7 %
I
t o =0,8 L1
?' 1 '
I r 0 , I .c
L1 I L 2 , L3 , L4
Figure V.l Effective width beff and equivalent spans eo of concrete flange
EC4
[4.2.3] (5) Remral st i f i ess :
The elastic section properties of a composite crosssection should be expressed as those of an
equivalent steel crosssection by dividing the contribution of the concrete component by a
modular ratio n (see Table 11.3).
The flexural stifiesses of a composite crosssection are defined as follows:
Designation Flexural cess
"Uncracked" method
"Cracked" method Ea 12
where Ea
I1
is the modulus of elasticity for structural steel (see Table II.7)y
is the moment of inertia of the effective equivalent steel section
calculated assuming that concrete in tension is uncracked; proposed
formula for sagging bending moment (see Figure V.2) :
I2
is the moment of inertia of the effective equivalent steel section
calculated neglecting concrete in tension but includmg
reinforcement; proposed formula for hogging bending moment if the
reinforcement is placed at mid height of the slab (& / 2) above the
steel sheeting (see Figure V.2) :
120
I Ref.
Chapter V  Members in bendingJ

 E,"  the modular ratio (see Table II.3),
E,
  Aa
beffhc '
is the effective modulus of concrete taking into account creep effects
(see clause II.5.1 (5)),
is the crosssectional area of the steel section,
is the effective wi dth of concrete slab (see clause V.2.1 (2)),
is the area of the concrete section,
is the crosssectional area of reinforcement wi thi n the effective
wi dth beff of the concrete slab,
is the moment of inertia of the structural steel section (see Table
W.81,
is the depth of concrete flange above upper flange of the profiled
steel decking,
is the depth of the profiled steel decking,
is the height of the structural steel profile.
CROSSSECTION ELASTIC STRESSES
Figure V.2 Elastic analysis of composite beam under sagging and hogging moment
12 1
IRef. Chapter V  Members in bending
V.2.2 Classification of crosssections of composite crosssections
EC4 [4.3]
V.2.2.1 Generalities
(1) For a designer the usual procedure is to choose a crosssection in such a way that the maximal
capacity is not controlled by local buckling but is associated with the bearing load of a particular
member of the structure (column, beam, beamcolumn). Therefore the local buckling plays an
important role in the design of crosssections including structural steel section.
The critical level over which local buckling appears in composite beams, is defined by the
classification of steel sections.
(2) For the check of composite crosssections and composite beams at Ultimate Limit States, the
steel crosssections shall be classified. The classification of crosssections allows to evaluate
beforehand their behaviour, their ultimate resistance and their deformation capacity, taking into
accounf the possible limits on the resistance due to local buckling of compression elements of
steel sections.
(3) The classification of crosssections permits (see Table V.3):
 to guide the selection of global analysis methods of the structure (elastic or plastic global
analysis),
 to determine the criteria to be used for ULS checks of composite crosssections and
members.
(4) Four classes of composite crosssection are defined according to (see chapters V.2.2.2 and
 the slenderness of its steel elements in compression (widthoverthickness ratios of steel
web or steel flange in compression),
 the yield strength of the steel and,
 the sign of bending moment applied to the composite crosssection (sagging or hogging
bending moments) :
V.2.2.3) :
sagging hogging
M y.Sd
( 5) It is important to precise that the present classification of crosssections is only based on the
distribution of normal stresses across the steel section and is not af f ected by vertical shear force
Vz. a. The resistance of steel webs to shear buckling (induced by Vz.sd) should be checked in
chapter V.2.4.2.
Ref. 10
@. 21)
EC4 p.1.2 (611
(6) The procedure of classification (and Eurocode 4 as a whole) is applicable only to composite
beams where the steel section is s y mmh c al about an axi s (zz) normal to the neutral axi s (yy) of
bending. Asymmetry of the concrete slab or its reinforcement is acceptable.
122
Chapter V  Members in bending 1
I Ref.
Ref. 10
(p.22)
EC4
[4.5.2.2 and4.9.q
(7) Designers of structures for buildings normally select beams with steel sections such that the
composite sections are in Class 1 or 2, for the following reasons :
a) Rigidplastic global analysis (also known as plastic hinge analysis) is available only for
structures where the crosssections at plastic hinge locations are in Class 1 and other cross
sections of beams are in Class 2. That method of plastic global analysis is out of the scope
of this design hanbook.
b) Plastic theory for the bending resistances of beams is available only for crosssections in
Class 1 or Class 2. The ratio of the plastic resistance to the elastic resistance is in the
range of 1,2 to 1,4 for composite sections, compared with about 1,15 for rolled steel I
section.
c) Where elastic global analysis is used, the limits to the redistribution of moments are more
favourable for the lower classes (see chapter V.2.3).
d) Where floor slabs are composite, it is convenient to use partial shear connection. This is
allowed only for beams where the critical crosssections are in Class 1 or Class 2 (see
chapter V.2.7).
E C ~ [4.4.1.1(2)]
EC4 [4.5.3.4]
EC4 [6.2.1]
V.2.2.2 Definition of crosssections classification
EC4
[4.3.1 (I)] (1) Four classes of crosssections are defined for composite beams, as follows :
. Class 1 (plastic) crosssections are those which can form a plastic hinge with the
rotation capacity required for plastic analysis.
Class 2 (compact) crosssections are those which can develop their plastic moment
resistance, but have limited rotation capacity.
Class 3 (semicompact) crosssections are those in which the calculated stress in the
extreme compression fibre of the steel member can reach its yield strength, but local
buckling is liable to prevent development of the plastic moment resistance.
Class 4 (slender) crosssections are those in which it is necessary to make explicit
allowances for the effects of local buckling when determining their moment resistance or
compression resistance.
(2) The Table V.3 recapitulates the characteristics of each class of crosssection in case of steel
(3) The ultimate resistance of crosssections and of members submitted to bending depends on class
of crosssections and is based on the following properties (see Table V.3):
.
.
.
Simplysupported beam.
Class 1 or 2
L
Class 3
Class 4
c
Distribution of stresses across
the section
 full plastic distribution
 at the level of yield strength
 elastic distribution
 with yield strength reached in
the extreme fibres
 elastic distribution across the
effective section taking into
account local buckling
 with yield strength reached in
the extreme fibres.
Crosssection properties for
ULS check formulas
plastic properties (Mpl . ~d)
elastic properties (Mel.Rd)
effective properties (&ff.Rd)
ULS partial
safety fixtors
Ya
Ya
YRd
123
IRef. Chapter V  Members in bending
EC4
Table V.3 Definition of the classification of crosssection
Zlass Behaviour model
L
M p p
1 buckling
local
v buckling e
4
Design resistance
PLASTIC
across full section
PLASTIC
across full section
ELASTIC
across full section
ELASTIC
mcross effective section
Available rotation
:apacity of plastic hinge
important
limited
none
none
Global
analysis
of
structures
plastic
or7
elastic
with
redistribution of
moments
elastic
with
redistribution of
moments
elastic
with
redistribution of
moments
elastic
with
redistribution of
moments
(4) Compression steel elements of crosssection of composite beams are classified seuaratelv
according to :
,
 their geometrical proportions (slenderness : widthoverthickness ratios),
 the yield strength of steel material and,
[4.3.1 (2)]
 the stress distribution related to the sign of applied bending moment (sagging or hogging)
influencing to position of neutral axi s yy.
Compression steel elements include every part of a steel section (flanges and web) which is either
totally or partially in compression.
For class 1 and class 2 crosssections the positions of the plastic neutral axes of composite
sections should be calculated for the effective crosssection using design values of strengths of
materials (see chapter V.2.5.1).
For class 3 and class 4 beams in buildings the position of the elastic neutral axis should be
determined for the effective concrete flange, neglecting concrete in tension, and for the gross
crosssection of the steel web. The modular ratio n for concrete in compression should be as used
in the global analysis for longterm effects (see Table 11.3).
EC4
[4.3.1 ( 5) ]
EC4
[4.3.3.2(2)]
124
I Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending 1
( 5) The various compression elements in a crosssection (web or flange) can, in general, be in
different classes.
(6) A crosssection is normally classified by quoting the hinhest (least favourable) class of its steel
comvression elements.
Alternatively the classification of a crosssection may be defined by quoting both the flange
classification and the web classification. For instance, the compression flange of an Isection may
be class 1 and its web may be class 3. Then this Isection is class 3.
(7) An element of a crosssection (as such a web or a flenge) which fails to satis@ the limits for class
3 should be taken as class 4.
(8) The methods of classification are described in following chapters :
EC4
~4. 3. 1 (211
EC4
[4.3.2]
[4.3.3]
Ref. 10 @. 23)
 chapter V.2.2.3 : classification of steel flanges in compression,
 chapter V.2.2.4 : classification of steel webs.
The procedures are summarized in Figure V.3 where references to Eurocode 4 (Ref. 4) and this
design handbook are given respectively on the left and right sides in boxes of the flowchart. The
flowchart in Figure V.3 includes several unusual cases. The typical
situations are outlined below for members of uniform section : Ref. 10 @. 22)
a) For simulvsumorted beams : Only the midspan region needs to be classified. The steel
top flange is restrained by shear connection (see chapter V.2.2.3, Figure V.4), or by
embedment in a slab , and so is in class 1. The depth of steel web in compression (if any) is
so small that it is also in class 1. The other classes can occur in deep composite plate
girders.
Where partial shear connection is used, the area of structural steel in compression is
increased (see chapter V.2.7). Class 2 webs can then occur in the deeper beams in
buildings.
b) For continuous beams and cantilevers : Midspan regions of beams are usually in class 1,
as above. The other critical sections are near internal supports, where the compression
flange is unrestrained. Almost all rolled sections have outstand flanges in class 1 or 2 : see
Tables V.7 where all IPE, IPE A, IPE 0, HE B, HE M and UB profiles and several HE
AA, HE A and UC profiles have outstand flanges in compression in class 1 or 2, for steel
grades S 235, S 275 and S 355. Bottom flanges of plate girders can be so proportioned
that the class is not worse than that of the web.
The class of the web is determined mainly by the area of longitudinal reinforcement in the
slab that is assumed to contribute to the resistance to hogging bending. Any significant
area of reinforcement will raise the neutral axis of composite crosssection and will put the
web of most rolled Isections into class 2, or even class 3 or 4 (see chapter V.2.2.4). For
all standard hotrolled Isections (PE, IPE A, IPE 0, HE AA, HE A, HE B, HE M, UB
and UC) and for steel grades S 235, S 275 and S 355, Tables V.7 present two extreme
classification for webs subjected to hogging bending : the worst classification related to full
webs subjected to compression and the particular classification related to webs subjected to
bending (when steel profiles resist alone).
The use of an effective web in accordance with Eurocode 4 (Ref. 4, clause 4.3.3.1 (3)) is
intended to eliminate the anomaly caused by the sudden change from plastic to elastic
section analysis at the class 213boundary (see Fkf. 4 : Note to clause 4.3.3.1 (3)). This
holeinweb method is presented in chapter V.2.2.4.
Partial shear connection is not allowed by Eurocode 4 in hogging moment regions. This is
fortunate here, because it would be a complex matter to combine it with the holeinweb
method.
125
[Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending
. Classify compression flange
[4.3.2, Table 4.11 {Tables V.4 or V.5)'
I
/Xi esti el compression flange \ llo
Flange is Flange is Flange is
Class 1 Class 2 Class 3
restrained by shear connectors?
Flange is
Class 4
Locate the plastic neutral axis.
Allow for partial shear connection
Locate theelastic neutral axis,
assuming full shear connection
Class 2 or 3 Class 4
compression classified
is Class 3
(Class 3 or 4?)
(if any)
Class 1 Class 2 is Class 2
and propped construction
 * I * I e Effective section
Ref. 10 @. 23) Figure V.3 Flowchart for classification of a composite beam crosssection (with references to
@X4] and to (design handbook})
V.2.2.3
(1) A steel compression flange that is restrained fiom buckling by effective attachment to a concrete
flange by shear connectors in accordance with the Figure V.4 (see Ref. 4, 6.4.1.5) may be
assumed to be in Class 1.
Classification of steel flanges in compression
EC4
[4.3.2 (111
EC4
I6.4.1.5 (211 (2) The classification of other steel flanges in compression in composite beams shall be in accordance
with Table V.4, for outstand flanges, and Table V.5 for internal flange elements.
126
I Ref.
Chapter V  Members in bending1
EC4
[6.4.1.5 (211
[6.4.1.5 (311
Ref. 11
Figure 11
0 Case of sagging bending moment :
I+lfy (stresses in steel profile)
 3 My.Sd
0 SDacing. reauirements of shear connectors :
 when solid slab :
I H eL
I I I
U
T!
I
I
I

I V' y 1
I I
I I tf 4 I I
 when commsite slab with ribs transverse to the be am;
I eL eL
U H
t
I I I
I tf 4 1 I
I I
L
and eLS (6 (hc+hp); 800 mm)
FigureV.4 Spacing requirements of shear connectors for the Class 1 steel flange in
compression
EC4
t4.3.1 (611 (3) For a web to betreated as "encased" in Table V.4 the concrete that encases it shall be reinforced,
mechanically connected to the steel section, and capable of preventing buckling of the web and of
any part of the compression flange towards the web. Figure V.5 presents the requirements of
Eurocode 4 for "encased" webs (see Ref. 4: 4.3.1 (7) to (9)).
127
IRef Chapter V  Members in bending 1
EC4
I4.3.1 (711
to
[4.3.1 (9)]
~~
1) Concrete extended over full width of both steel flanges,
2) Concrete reinforced by longitudinal bars and stirrups, andor welded mesh,
3) Concrete between flanges fixed to the web by :
/ StirruD welded
/Bars (with (p 1 6 mm) /Studs (With (p >10 m>
to the web through holes welded to the web
in the web
1 eL L eL 1
p L L eLL eLt
n 1 1
Figure V.5 Requirements for encased web
V.2.2.4 Classification of steel webs
Different rules are defined to evaluate the class of steel webs in function of the class of
compression flange (see chapter V.2.2.3) : if compression flange is in class 1 or 2 refer to chapter
V.2.2.4.1, or if compression flange is in class 3 or 4 refer then to chapter V.2.2.4.2.
V.2.2.4.1 Classification of steel webs where the compression flange is in Class 1 or 2
EC4
[4.3.3.1 (111 (1)
EC4
[4.3.3.1 (2)] (2)
EC4
[4.3.3.1 (311 (3)
The Class of the web shall be determined by Table V.6. The plastic stress distribution for the
effective composite section shall be used, except if web is in class 3 (or 4) where the elastic stress
distribution shall be used. The position of neutral axes of composite sections should be calculated
as explained in V.2.2.2 (4).
A web in Class 3 that is encased in concrete may be represented by an effective web of the same
crosssection in Class 2 (see Figure V.6). The requirements for a web to be encased in concrete>
are given in clause V.2.2.3 (3) and Figure V.5.
An uncased web in Class 3 may be represented by an effective web in Class 2, by assuming that
the depth of web that resists compression is limited to (20 tw E) adjacent to the compression
flange, and (20 tw E) adjacent to the new plastic neutral ax i s (holeinweb method), as shown in
Figure V.6.
128
1 Ref.
Chapter V  Members in bending
fy (N/mm*) 235 275
F = J m E (if t I 40 mm) 1 0,92
~( i f 40mmCtI 1OOmm) 1 0,96
1) Encased webs in class 2 instead of class 3 (see Figure V.5 for requirements to have
encased webs) :
355
0,8 1
0,84
1 1 f~ l ya
f~ @a
 Compression flange : class 1 or 2
 Encased web : class 3
f~ lYa
 Compression flange : class 1 or 2
 Encased effective web : class 2
(with the same crosssection)
2) Use of an effective web in cZuss 2 for a section subjected to hogging bending moment
with a web in class 3 :
Stress blocks :
7 n e w ~ ~ 4 + I )

T
initial (ad. l Ot w&))"
d d
Remark ; P.N.A =plastic neutral axis fY' ya
* provided that the new P.N.A is in the web.
I  I
J "1 _ _ _
0 L
Figure V.6 Improved classification of steel webs with compression flange in class 1 or 2 and
with specific conditions
V.2.2.4.2 Classification of steel webs where the compression flange is in Class 3 or 4
EC4
[4.3.3.2 (I)] (1) The Class of the web shall be determined by Table V.6, using the elastic stress distribution.
EC4
[4.3.3.2(2)] (2) In composite beams for buildings, the position of the elastic neutral ax i s of composite cross
sections should be determined as exdained in clause V.2.2.2 (4).
I
. .
129
I Ref. ChaDter V  Members in bending
II I I
Table V.4 Classification of composite crosssections : limiting widthoverthickness ratio
(c I tf) for steel outstandflanges in compression
1
TvDeof loadinn and stresses distribution in compression flange :
I
fv (N/mm2) 235 275 355
d
M hogging
1
M sagging
fy r'l
in all cases  or if requirements of Figure V.4
are not fulfilled
class I Type of crosssections
I Rolled sections I Welded sections
web encased **) 1 webencased**) I
C/tf I C/tf c / tf c / tf
5 9 &
I 10&
I 2 0 II I I 1 5 ~ I I21& I 14e
1 1 0,92 1 0,81
I 0,96 I 0,84
130
1 Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending I
 means stresses in compression
+means stresses in tension
fy W2)
E = @ q
E (if tf 40 ItUtl)
TableV.5 Classification of composite crosssection : limiting widthtolhickness ratios for
steel internal flange elements in compression
EC3 [Table 5.3.1 (sheet 211
R means rolled hollow sections
0 means other sections
23 5 275 355
1 0,92 0,8 1
Internal flange elements (internal elements parallel to axi s of ben) :
  .
Axis of
bending 
J
Typeofloading 1 Stresses distribution
I :
! I
M
Class 1 Class 2
internal flange
b/ tf S 3 3 ~ 0 b/ t f I 3 8 ~
Class 3
internal flange
(b3tf) / tf I 42 E
0 b/tf I 4 2 ~
I 0,96 I 0,84
13 1
[Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending
I
Table V.6 Classification of composite crosssections: limiting widthoverthichess ratios
(d / tw) for steel webs
Webs (internal elements perpendicular to axis of bending) :
d = h 2 (tf +r) d =h  3t (t =tc =L) d =h 2 (tf +a d ) d=h 2t f
Stresses distribution on web for different classes
I) Web in COmDression (a =
=1) :
1+1 f Y
2) Web in bending (U =0,5 and V, =1) :
 for
1)1f Y 1+1 f Y
1 & 2 :'=qI# gss 31#3
II M II M
3) Web subiected to combined bending and comDression :
1+1 f Y
 For class 1 and 2 :
Class 1
33 E
72 E
i f a>0,5:
396&
13a1
if a <0,5 :
368
a
d / t w I
Class 2
38 E
83 E
class 3
42 E
124 E
i fa>0,5:
A C L c
fy W2) 235 275 355 "" stresses in compressioi
E = J q E (iftw I 40 mm) 1 0,92 0,81 "+" stresses in tension
I E (if40 mm<tw I100 mm) I 1
I 0,96 1 0,84 I
132
I Ref. ChaDter V  Members in bending I
Table V.7 a) Classification of flange and web subjected to particular loading for standard hotrolled PE, IPE
A and IPE 0 steel profiles
P E  P E A  P E 0 hotrolled steel profiles
133
IM.
Chapter V  Members in bending
Table V.7 b) Classification of flange and web subjected to particular loading for standard hotrolled HE AA
and HE A steel profiles
134
I Ref.
Chapter V  Members in bending I
Table V.7 c) Classification of flange and web subjected to particular loading for standard hotrolled HE B and
HE M steel profiles
HE B  HE M hotrolledsteelprofiles
135
JRef. Chapter V  Members in bending
UB hotrolled steel profiles
Classification of flange and web subjected to particular loading;
Designation
Class of flange in compression Class of web in compression Class of web in bending
Table V.7 d) ClassitiCaton of flange and web subjected to particular loading for standard hotrolled UB steel
profiles
v
    I t    J
M,,
 J
fY m
with web not encased
I
stresses for class 1 and 2
UB 178x l02x 19
UB 203x 102 x 23
UB 203x 133 x25
UB 203x 133 x 30
UB254x102x22
UB254x102x25
UB 254x 102 x 28
UB254x 146x31
UB254x 146x37
UB 254x 146x43
UB 305x 165x40
UB 305x 165x46
UB 305 x 165x 54
UB356x171x45
UB 356x 171 xS1
UB 356 x 171 x 57
UB356x171x67
UB406x178xs4
UB406x178x60
UB 406 x 178 x 67
UB 406 x 178 x 74
UB457x152xS2
UB457x152x60
UB 457x 152 x 67
UB 457x 152 x 74
UB 457x 152 x 82
UB 457x 191 x 67
UB457x191x74
UB457x191x82
UB457x 191 x 89
UB 457 x 191 x 98
UB 533x 210x 82
UB 533x 210x92
UB533X2lOX101
UB 533x 210x 109
UB 533x 210 x 122
UB 610x229~ 101
UB610x229x113
UB 610x 229x 125
UB 610x229 x 140
UB 610 x 305 x 149
UB 610x305 x 179
UB 610x 305 x238
UB686x254x125
UB686x254x140
UB686x254x152
UB 686 x 254 x 170
UB762x267x147
UB762x267x17'3
UB 762 x 267 x 197
UB 838x292x 176
UB 838x292x 194
UB 838x292 x226
UB 914x 305 x201
UB 914x305 x224
UB 914x 305 x 253
UB 914x 305 x 289
UB 914x419 x343
UB 914 x 419 x 388
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1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
136
I Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending I
Table V.7 e) Classification of flange and web subjected to particular loading for standard hotrolled UC steel
profiles
Designation
UC 152 x 152 x23
UC 152 x 152 x 30
UC 152 x 152 x37
uc 203 x 203 x 46
UC 203 x 203 x 52
UC 203 x 203 x 60
UC 203 x 203 x 71
UC 203 x 203 x 86
uc 254 x 254 x 73
UC 254 x 254 x 89
UC 254 x 254 x 107
UC 254 x 254 x 132
UC 254 x 254 x 167
UC 305 x 305 x 97
UC 305 x305 x 118
UC 305 x305 x 137
UC 305 x 305 x 158
UC 305 x 305 x 198
UC 305 x 305 x 240
UC 305 x 305 x 283
UC 356 x 368 x 129
UC 356 x 368 x 153
UC 356 x 368 x 177
UC 356 x 368 x 202
UC 356 x406 x 235
UC 356 x406 x 287
UC 356 x 406 x 340
UC 356 x 406 x 393
UC 356 x 406 x467
UC 356 x 406 x 551
UC 356 x406 x 634
uc hotrolled steel profiles
Classification of flange and web subjected to particular loading
3w of flange in compression
.  . 
l    d
fY rl
with web not encased
Steel grades
S 235
. . . . . . . .
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
S275 I S355
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
Class of web in compression
fY
Steel grades
S 235
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
S 275
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
s 355
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Class of web in bending
n
11 1+1
lEr
fY
fY
3
M Y
stresses for class 1 and 2
~ ~~
Steel grades
S 235
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
S 275
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
=
s 355
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
137
[Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending
 ~~
For uncracked elastic analysis 40% 30% 20% 10%
For cracked elastic analysis 25% 15% 10% 0%
~
V.2.3 Distribution of internal forces and moments in continuous beams
EC4
I4.5.11 (1)
[4.5.3.1 (111 (2)
[4.5.3.2] (3)
[4.5.3.3] (4)
[4.5.3.4 (111 (5)
[4.5.3.1 (211
EC4
[4.5.3.4 (211 (6)
Internal forces and bending moments in composite beams at ultimate limit states may be
determined by elastic or rigidplastic global analyses, using fixtored loads. This design handbook
only presents the application of elastic global analysis which may be used for all continuous
beams.
Elastic global analysis is based on the assumption of a linear stressstrain relationship for the
materials, whatever the stress level. The tensile strength of concrete may be neglected.
When unpropped construction is used for composite beams in class 3 or class 4, appropriate
global analyses shall be made to separate effects on steel members and on composite members.
No account needs to be taken of ben moments due to shnnkage except at crosssections in
class 4.
Loss of stifhess, due to cracking of concrete in hogging moment regions, due to yielding and
local buckling of structural steel, influences the distribution of bending moments in continuous
composite beams.
Two methods of elastic global analysis are permitted by Eurocode 4 at the ultimate limit state to
determine the bending moment dstribution (see Figure V.7):
 uncracked section elastic analysis, based on midspan effective width ignoring any
longitudinal reinforcement (method 1) ; the related flexural sti&ess Ea I1 (see clause
V.2.1 (5)) is assumed to beconstant along the whole beam;
 cracked section elastic analysis, based on a section in the region of the internal support
comprising the steel member together with the effectively anchored reinforcement located
wi thi n the effective width at the support (method 2) ; the related flexural sti&ess I2
(see clause V.2.1 (5)) is taken for a length of 15% of the span on each side of each internal
supports, whereas the values Ea I1 are taken elsewhere (12 <11).
The cracked method (method 2) is more suitable for computer. However, this method may be
also used at the serviceability limit state to accurately determine the moments in cases of crack
control in the slab.
The elastic bending moments for a continuous composite beam of uniform depth within each span
may be modified :
 by reducing maximum hogging moments by amounts not exceeding the percentage of
Table V.8 ;
 or, in beams with all crosssections in classes 1 or 2 only, by increasing hogging moments
amounts not exceeding 10% for uncracked elastic analysis, or 20% for cracked elastic
analysis.
For each load case internal forces and bending moments after redistribution should be in
equilibrium with loads. For composite crosssections in class 3 or 4, moments applied to the steel
member should not be redistributed.
Table V.8 Limits to redistribution of hogging moments at supports (in terms of the maximum
percentage of the initial bending moment to be reduced)
)I Classofcrosssectioninhoggingmoment region I 1 I 2 I 3 I 4 11
138
I Ref.
Chapter V  Members in bending I
Method 1 Method 2
pncracked sections crack@ sections
I et ails for method 2 I
/
bl
distance between steel webs : 2 b2
Figure V.7 Definition of "uncracked" and "cracked" sections for elastic global analysis
V.2.4
V.2.4.1
Verification at ULS to vertical shear vzsd
Resistance of crosssection to vertical shear V z ~ d
EC4 [4.4.2.2] The contribution of the concrete slab to the resistance to vertical shear is normally neglected.
Therefore, the design value of vertical shear force VZ.Sd applied to the composite section should
satis@ the rules of Eurocode 3 (see Ref. 3, 5.4.6):
where Vpl.z.M
is the design plastic shear resistance of structural steel section about
z axi s.
is the shear area of structural steel section about z axi s, given in
Table V.9,
is the yield strength of structural steel (see Table US),
is a partial safkty &tor (see Table II. 10).
&,z
fY
'Ya
139
pf. Chapter V  Members in bending 1
Table V.9 Shear area A, for crosssections
EC3
[5.4.6 (2)]
~
Crosssections
AV
*)
Load
parallel
to web
Z!L* t f
I bl
A  2btf +(tw +2r)tf AV. 2 =
Rolled
Vy.Sd
bltf
Load
parallel
to
flanges
Av.y =
2btf +(tw +r) tw
IandH
sections
Load
parallel
to web
Av.2 =
01  2tf) tw
Welded
Vy.Sd
L L
Load
parallel
to
flanges
Av.y =
Av.2 =
Load
parallel
to depth
A h
b+h

Rolled rectangular
hollow sections
of
uniform thickness
*:
A b
Load
parallel
to
breadth
Av.y =
b+h
*:
6
Rolled circular
hollow sections of
uniformthickness
2 A

x:
Vote: *) A is the total crosssectional area
140
I Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending I
V.2.4.2 Stability of web to vertical shear Vzsd for composite beams
EC3
I5.6.1 (I)] (1) Ifwebs are submitted to vertical shear force Vz. u and if their ratio  exceeds the limits given
in Table V. 10 then they shall be checked for resistance to shear buckling
and transverse Stiffeners shall be provided at supports.
Table V.10 Limiting widthtothickness ratio related to the shear buckling in web
1
EC3 [5.6.1(4)]
=d q
EC3
[5.6.2(1)]
EC3
[5.6.2(3)]
fy W2) 235 275 355
E (if tw 5 40 mm) 1 0,92 0,8 1
Profiles Potential shear buckling to be
checked if webs have
i) For unstiffened webs :
1) For webs with transverse stiffener :  > 3 0 ~ & d
tw
Thevalue of kT is defined in Table V. 12
(2) Nearly all hotrolled I and H sections do not need to be checked for shear buckling.
(3) The shear buckling resistance may be verified according to Eurocode 3 (Ref. 3) using either :
 the simple postcritical method, or
 the tension field method.
The first method is presented hereafter.
(4) The simple postcritical method can be used for webs of Isection girders, with or without
intermediate transverse stifFmers, provided that the web has transverse stifFeners at the
supports.
141
IRef. Chapter V  Members in bending 1
 
hw 5 0,8 0,8 <hw I 1,2
( 5) For webs with d / tw exceeding limits of Table V. 10, the design value of the shear force Vz. u
shall s at i s f y :
>1,2
EC3 [5.6.3(1)]
[YLSd 5Vba.M =d tw 21
 fyw
J ?
%a
fyw  fyw 099
J ? & xw
(l,5  0,625hw)

(6) The web slenderness A w should be determined from :
(1, = t W
37,4 E &
where E =, /  , given in Table V. 10,
is the buckling factor for shear given in Table V. 12,
where a is the clear spacing between transverse stiffeners.
kT
Table V.12 Buckling factor for shear kT
al d < 1
1
21
1
=m 1 1
142
I Ref.
Chapter V  Members in bending I
V.2.4.3
(1) At internal supports of continuous composite beams designed using an effective web in class 2
(see clause V.2.2.4.1 (3) and Figure V.6 2)) transverse stiffening should be provided unl ess it can
be shown that the unstifFened web has sufEcient resistance to web crippling (see Figure V.8).
Application rules of Eurocode 3 (Ref. 3 : 5.7) are applicable to noncomposite steel flanges of
composite beams and to the adjacent part of the web.
Stability of steel web to crippling
EC4
[4.7.2]
(2) The design value of the transverse force applied to the unstiffened web, VZ.Sd , shall sat i sf y :
EC3 [5.7.4 (l)]
EC3 [Fig. 5.7.21
where &.U is the design crippling resistance of the web,
SS
fyw
is the length of stiff bearing, but ss / d I 0,2, (see Figure V.8),
is the yield strength of the web.
. J ??O ,
I
I / . \ I
I     
+    .
Figure V.8 Load introduction and length of stiff bearing, ss
143
p.
Chapter V  Members in bending
Class 1 or 2 Class 3
V.2.5 Verifications at ULS to bending moment My.Sd
Class 4
V.2.5.1 Resistance of crosssection to My.Sd
EC4
[4.4.1.1(3)] (1) The elastic global analysis may be applied to crosssections of any class in order to determine the
design values of applied bending moments My.Sd.
For members in bending and in absence of shear force, the design values of applied bending
moment My.Sd shall sat i sf y at each section :
=Mp1.y.u I =&l.y.Rd I =&ff.y.Rd
where Mpl.y.Rd
&l.y.Rd
&f f . y. ~
is the design plastic moment resistance of the crosssection about y
axis (see clause V.2.5.1(4)),
is the design elastic moment resistance of the crosssection about y
axis (see clause V.2.5.1(3)),
is the design effective moment resistance of the crosssection about
y axis (see clause V.2.5.1(3)).
EC4
[4.4.1.1(4)] (2) The evaluation of moment resistance of a composite crosssection is based on the following
assumptions :
 the tensile strength of concrete is neglected,
 plane crosssections of the structural steel and reinforced concrete parts of a composite
member each remain plane.
EC4
[4.4.1.4]
EC4
(3)
(4)
[4.4.1.2(2)&4)]
Where the effective composite section is in class 3 or class 4 (see chapter V.2.2) reference should
be made to Eurocode 4 (Ref. 4 : 4.4.1.4) to calculate the elastic resistance to bending : &l.y.u
or &ff.y.Rd.
Where the effective composite section is in class 1 or class 2 (see chapter V.2.2), the design
ben resistance Mpl.y.Rd may be determined by plastic theory.
The following assumptions shall be made in the calculation of Mpl.y.Rd :
a) there is fill interaction between structural steel, reinforcement and concrete;
b) the effective area of the structural steel member is stressed to its design yield strength fy/ya
in tension or compression (rectangular stress block) (see Table II.5 for fy) ;
144
I Ref. Chapter V  Members inbending I
c) the effective area of concrete in compression resists a design stress of 0,85 f&/yc constant
over the whole depth of the compressed part of concrete slab (rectangular stress block) (see
Table 11.1 for Eck) ;
d) the effective areas of longitudinal steel reinforcement are stressed to their design yield
strengths f&/ys in tension and in compression (rectangular stress block) (see Table II.8 for
fsk). Alternatively steel reinforcement in compression in concrete slab may be neglected,
e) profiled steel sheeting in compression shall be neglected;
and where ya, yc and yS are partial s af et y factors at ULS (see Table 11.10).
EC4
[4.4.1.3(2)] These hypothesis for calculation Mpl.y.M are defined for a composite crosssection with 111
shear interaction. When a partial shear connection is used for the composite beam, the plastic
moment resistance is calculated with a reduced value of the compressive force in the concrete and
two plastic neutral axes have to be considered : one axi s in the slab and a second axis wi thi nthe
steel section (see chapter V.2.7.2.2 for details).
Typical plastic stress distributions related to different positions of plastic neutral axi s and
different values of Mpl.y.M are given in Table V. 13 for the two types of bending moments :
sagging bending moments (e.g. in simplysupported beams) and hogging bending moment (e.g.
usually on supports of continuous beams). The calculation method for Mpl.y.Rd depends on the
location of the plastic neutral axi s.
I
(5) Mpl.y.Mfor s axi n2 bending moment (see Table V. 13) :
The presence of profiled steel decking, when running transverse to the main span, reduces the
area of concrete that may resist compression forces. Hence, the maximum possible depth of
concrete in compression is &, which is the depth of concrete flange above upper flange of
profiled steel decking of depth, hp.
Moreover, account may be taken of the concrete contained within the ribs of the profiled decking
in cases where the ribs run parallel to the beams, but this benefit is usually neglected.
(6) Mpl.y.Rd for homing bending moment (see Table V.13) :
The composite crosssection consists of the steel section together with the effectively anchored
reinforcement located within the effective width of the concrete flange at support. The
reinforcement is located at height a, above the top flange of the steel beam.
(7) In the classification of crosssections (see chapter V.2.2), it may result that the flange belongs to
class 1 or 2 and the web to class 3. Nevertheless this crosssection may be assigned to class 2, if
the effective web area is applied for hogging bending moment as explained in clause V.2.2.4.1
and in Figure V.6.
145
IW.
Chapter V  Members in bending
zc = Fa 5 hc
beff 07g5 fck /Y c
Table V.13 a) Plastic stress distributions, positions of plastic neutral axi s and plastic bending
moment resistance Mpl.y.M for sagging bending moment
If Fc >Fa then the neutral axi s lies in the concrete flange :
Mpl.y.Rd =Fa($+hc+hp%) 2
1
If Fa >Fc >Fw then the neutral axi s lies in the steel flange :
 b eff
( h+k+hp)  ( F a Fc)[ zc +h ')
2 2
Mpl.y.Rd =Fa
II '
I
11
If Fc <Fw then the neutral axi s lies in the web :
Hence, the depth of web in compression,
zcw=
and the neutral axi s depth, Q :
and
zc =hp +hc +zcw
ha Fa
2 2twfy/Y a
Mpl.y.Rd =Mapl.y.Rd +Fc (%+hp
Notations : see Table V. 13 b)
146
1 Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending I
Plastic stress distributions, positions of plastic neutral axis and plastic bending
moment resistance Mpl.y.u for hogging h d m g moment
Table V.13 b)
IfFa >Fs >Fw thenthe neutral axis lies in the steel flange :
U
hctf ha12
fsk/ Y
. s
'?
0       
J,fY I%! Y IYfY Idp
2
p1.y.Rd
Hence, the depth of web in tension, z ~ w and the neutral axis depth, :
and
zc =hp +hc +zCw
h F,
zcw =a
I 2 2twfylYa
II '
I
Notations : The resistances of the different parts of the composite beamshould be expressed as follows :
 resistance of the structural steel section in tension or compression :
 resistance of the web of the structural steel section in tension or compression :
IF,=Aafy/Yal
I ~w =ea 2tdtw fyl ral
IFc =hc beff 0,85 fcklyc]
 1
[Mapl.y.Rd =WpLyfy / Y a1
are the crosssectional areas of steel section and reinforcement (see Table IV.6),
 resistance of the concrete section in compression :
 resistance of the reioforcement steel section in tension :
 the plastic moment resi stance of the steel section alone :
where & and As
fY
Gk
fsk
WP1.Y
ya yc and ys are pa ~ W safety hctors (see Table II. 10)
is the yield strength of steel profile (see Table IIS),
is the compression strength of the concrete (see Table II. l),
is the yield strength of reinforcement steel (see Table II.S),
is the plastic section modulus of steel section bent about yy axis (see Table VI.3a),
means compression "+" means tension
z
147
Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending
I
V.2.5.2 Stability of member to My.Sd
EC4[4.6]
V.2.5.2.1 Generalities
EC4 [4.6.1]
(1) A steel flange that is attached to a concrete or composite slab by shear connection in accordance
with chapter V.2.7 may be assumed to be laterally stable, provided that the overall width of the
slab is not less than the depth of the steel member. Therefore simplysuoporfed beams with beff 2
2 ha and with adequate shear connectors do not need to be checked against lateraltorsional
buckling.
(2) All other steel flanges in compression shall be checked for lateral stability. In hogging moment
regions of cantilever beams and of conlinuous composite beams the lower flange is subjected to
compression. The tendency of the lower flange to buckle laterally is restrained by the distorsional
stifhess of the crosssection (inverted Uframe action: see Figure V.9).
(3) Web encasement may be assumed to contribute to resistance to lateraltorsional buckling (see
Table V. 14).
(4) In checks for lateral stability of beams built unpropped, the bending moment at any cross section
shall be taken as the sum of the moment applied to the composite member and the moment
applied to its structural steel component.
V.2.5.2.2 Check of lateraltorsional buckling without direct calculation
(1) A continuous beam or a beam in a frame that is composite throughout its length may bedesigned
without additional lateral bracing and without direct calculation for lateral stability when the
following conditions are satisfied :
a) adjacent spans do not differ in length by more than20 % of the shorter span or where there
EC4 [4.6.2]
is a cantilever, its length does not exceed 15 % of the adjacent span :
b) the loading on each span is uniformly distributed and the design permanent load exceeds 40
% of the total design load :
c) The top flange of the steel member is attached to a reinforced concrete or composite slab
by shear connecfors in accordance with chapter V.2.7.
I
148
I Ref.
Chapter V  Members in bending I
d) The longitudinal spacing of studs or rows of studs, s, is such that for unwed beams :
) s/ b I 0,02d2ha/tw3
Where d is the diameter of studs, and
are as shown in Figure V.9. b, ha and tw
I
Figure V.9 Inverted Uframe action
e) The same slab is also attached to another supporting member approximately parallel to the
composite beamconsidered, to form an invertedU h e of width a (see Figure V.9).
4 If the slab is composite, it spans between the two supporting members of the invertedU
frame considered.
g) For edge beams where the slab is simplysupported at the composite beam considered,
fully anchored top reinforcement extends over the length AB shown in Figure V.9. The
area of this reinforcement should be such that the resistance of the slab to hogging
transverse bending, per unit length of beam, is not less than m/ 4y, b where the
notation is as in d) above, fy is the yield strength of structural steel (see Table II.5) and ya
is the related partial safety factor (see Table 11.10).
h) At each support of the steel member, its bottom flange is laterally restrained (e.g. bracing
or transverse members) and its web is stiffened. Elsewhere, the web is W e n d .
i) The slab proportions are typical of those in general building design (see chapter W). A
minimum value of flexural stifiess of the solid or composite slab may be evaluated
according to Eurocode 4 (see Ref. 4 : clause 4.6.2a)).
j) The depth ha of the steel member does not exceed the limit given in Table V. 14 for IPE
sections according to Euronorm 1957 (IPE 80 to IPE 600) and for HE sections according
to Euronorrn 5362 (HE A, HE B and HE M 100 to 1000). Similar shapes or hotrolled
section to P E and HE sections given in Table V.14 may be identified with the rules of
Eurocode 4 (see Ref. 4 : clause 4.5.6 (k)).
(2) If any of the conditions ( a) to j) ) presented in previous clause V.2.5.2.2(1) is not fulfilled, a
check for lateraltorsional buckling according to Eurocode 4 (Ref. 4) is required and summarized
in following chapter V.2.5.2.3.
149
[Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending

Profile
P E
HE
Table V.14 Maximm depth ha in [mm] of the steel member to avoid lateraltorsional buckling
in the hogging moment region
Steel grades
S 235 S 275 s 355
Steel grades
S 235 S 275 s 355
Types of crosssection
XLT Mpl.y.Rd ?' a
?' Rd
 
 L
XLT Mel.y.Rd Ya
?' Rd
  =XLT &l.y.Rd
600 550 400 800 750 600
800 1 700 I 650 1 1000 1 900 I 850
V.2.5.2.3 Buckling resistance moment
EC4 [4.6.3]
(1) For members with appropriate nondimensional slenderness I ~ L T I0,401 no allowance for
lateraltorsional buckling is necessary. The value of XLT is defined hereafter.
(2) For laterally unrestrained members in bending, the design value for the bending moment about
major axis (My.& shall satisfy :
My.Sd 5 Mb.Rd
Mb.Rd depending on classes of crosssection :
I
Class 1 or2 1 Class3 I Class4 I
is the design buckling resistance moment of members in bending,
is the reduction factor for lateraltorsional buckling,
XLT
Mpl.y.m
&l.y.m
is the plastic resistance moment about y axis defined in chapter
V.2.5.1,
is the elastic resistance moment about y axis defined in chapter
V.2.5.1 ,
are partial safety factors of steel section (see Table 11.10).
Ya, YRd
150
Chapter V  Members in bending I I w.
Class 1 or 2
(3) The value of ZT for the appropriate nondimensional slenderness ~ L T may be determined from
Class 3 or 4
aLT
is the imperfection factor for lateraltorsional buckling;
C~LT should be taken as :
 for rolled section
~ L T =0,21 (buckling curve
a),
 for welded section
C~LT =0,49 (buckling curve c).
(4) The nondimentional slenderness 2 LT may be determined from :

LT
Me1.y
=JG
EC4
[4.6.3(4)]
are the values of Mply.w and &l . y. u (see chapter V.2.5.1)
when partial safety factors ya, yc and ys are taken as 1 ,O.
is the elastic critical moment of the gross crosssection for
lateraltorsional buckling. The calculation of Mcr is detailed in
Eurocode 4 (see Ref. 4 : Annex B) but if the composite beam
does not comply with the conditions of that annex B, the value of
Mcr could bedetermined from literature or numerical analysis
or, conservatively, from Eurocode 3 (see Ref. 3 : Annex F).
151 I
[Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending I
V.2.6
V.2.6.1
Verification at ULS to combined (vzsd,
Resistance of crosssection to (VZSd, My. ~d)
EC4 [4.4.3]
(1) Ethe design value of the vertical shear force
lvzsd 5 05 VDLZ. Rd/
Where vpl.z.Rd,
is the design plastic shear resistance about minor (zz) axis (see
chapter V.2.4. l),
no reduction needs to be made in the resistance moments. With this condition the design value of
bending moment my.^shall be verified according to chapter V.2.5.
(2) For the resistance of crossdon submitted to combined vertical shear force Vz. u and bending
moment my.^ifthe design value of vertical shear force
EC4
[4.4.3(1)]
Ivz.Sd >075 vplz. Rd] &f$ shear) 7
then interaction between vertical shear force and bending moment shall be considered. The plastic
resistance moment should thus be calculated using a reduced design yield strength f y. d for the
shear area AV (see Figure V. 10). Then, if there is no shear buckling problem, the following
interaction criterion (illustrated in Figure V. 1 1) should be satisfied by the design value of bending
moment my.^at each crosssection :
EC4 [4.4.3(2)] 1My.M MV.Rd1 , but IMV.Rd 5 My.RdI
I  I I I
resistance moment allowing for the shear force,
is the design bending moment resistance of the crosssection about y
axis (see chapter V.2.5. l),
is the design plastic bending resistance of a crosssection consisting
of the flanges only (flanges meaning both structural steel flanges
and reinforcement steel of concrete flange), with effective sections
as used in the calculation of My.Rd,
My.Rd
Mf.Rd
m1)II.
vplz.Rd
In Figure V. 10, f y. d (=fy (1  pz)) is applied on the shear area AV.= of the profile (for
values, see Table V.7).
y.Sd
I I
Figure V.10 Normal stress distribution for MV interaction with hogging bending moment
152
I Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending I
EC4 pig. 4.61
"f
I v1 D A A
Figure V.11 Resistance in bending and vertical shear in absence of shear buckling
V.2.6.2 Stability of web to (Vas& MY. sd
EC4 t4.4.51
EC3
[5.6.1(1)]
EC3
[5.6.1(4)]
EC3
[Fig. 5.6.4(a):
(1) If webs are submitted to combined shear force Vz.Sd and bending moment My.Sd and if they have
ratio  exceeding the limits given in Table V. 10 then they shall be checked for resistance to
shear buckling and transverse stiffeners shall be provided at supports.
Kl
(2) The interaction of shear buckling resistance and moment resistance is shown in Table V. 15
according to the simple postcritical method.
TableV.15 Interaction of shear buckling resistance and moment resistance with the simple
postcritical method
1
Vpl.z.Rd
Vba.Rd
OS Vba.Rd
0
, v
\
A I C
I
153
IRef. Chapter V  Members in bending

EC3
p6.7.21 (3) The web may be assumed to be satisfactory if one of the three following checks A), B) or C)
(according to the loading level of VZ.Sd and My& shall be satisfied:
MySd 5Mf.Rd +(My.Rd  Mf Rd
A) Ifthe design value of bending moment
EC3 [5.6.7.2 (111  1
EC4 t4.4.5 (a)] where Mf . u is the design plastic moment resistance of a crosssection consisting
of the flanges only (flanges meaning both structural steel flanges
and reinforcement steel of concrete flange), with effective sections
as used in the calculation of my.^ (see chapter V.2.5.1),
& the design value of vertical shear force shall satisfy:
 1
where Vba. u is the design shear resistance buckling of the web according to
simple postcritical method (see chapter V.2.4.2).
EC3
p.6.7.2 (211 B) Ifthe design values of bending moment and vertical shear force
the bending moment shall satisfy :
 1
where my.^ is the design bending moment resistance of the crosssection about y
axi s depending on the class of crosssection (see chapter V.2.5.1).
EC3
p6.7.2 (311 C) Ifthe design values of bending moment and vertical shear force
& the bending moment and the shear force shall satisfy the three following checks:
154
I Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending I
V.2.7
V.2.7.1 Generalities
Verification of shear connectors at ULS to longitudinal shear
Shear connectors and transverse reinforcement shall be provided throughout the length of the
beamto transmit the lonpitudinal shearforce Ve between the concrete slab and the steel beamat
the ultimate limit state, ignoring the effect of natural bond between the materials. The total design
longitudinal shear force Ve (see chapter V.2.7.2) have to be resisted by shear connectors :
EC4 [6.1.1 (611
EC4
I6.1.21 (4)
EC4
f4.1.2 (611 ( 5)
EC4
[6.1.1 (311
1 V e I N . m I
where N is the number of studs
PRd
is the design shear resistance of shear connector (see chapter
V.2.7.3).
Longitudinal shear Ealure and splitting of the concrete slab due to concentrated forces applied by
the shear connectors shall be prevented. The design longitudinal shear force per unit of length ve
(see chapter V.2.7.2) to be resisted by the slab shall satify :
I vesvRd 1
where is the design resistance of any surface ofvotential shear failure &
concreteflange (see chapter V.2.7.5).
The effects of slip and uplift may beneglected at interfaces between steel and concrete at which
shear connection is provided in accordance with rules about headed studs
presented in this chapter V.2.7. Headed studs may be assumed to provide sufficient resistance to
uplift unless the shear connection is subjected to direct tension.
Headed studs may be considered as ductile wi thi ncertain limits (see chapter V.2.7.2.2).
The concepts @I1 shear connection and partial shear connection are applicable only to
beams in which plastic theory is used for calculating bending resistances of critical crosssections
(i.e. for class 1 or class 2 crosssections).
A span of a beam or a cantilever has full shear connection when increase in the number of shear
connectors would not increase the design bending resistance of the member (see chapter
V.2.7.2.1).
Otherwise the shear connection is partial if the design ultimate loading is less than that which
could be carried by the member if full shear connection were provided. Limits to the used partial
shear connection with ductile connectors are given in chapter V.2.7.2.2.
This chapter V.2.7 focuses on headed studs; Eurocode 4 (Ref. 4) should beconsulted for rules
about other types of shear connectors listed in chapter 11.3.4.
V.2.7.2 Design longitudinal shear force
EC4 [6.2]
The rules presented hereafter applies to beams in which plastic theory is used for resistance of
crosssections : Mpl.m is the plastic resistance moment of a class 1 or class 2 crosssection (see
chapter V.2.5.1). For beams with crosssections in class 3 or 4 and for which elastic theory is
used, refer to Eurocode 4 (see Ref. 4 : 6.2.2).
155
IRef. Chapter V  Members in bending
where
V.2.7.2.1 Full shear connection I
Fd =minimum ; beff hc 0,85
Yc Ys
EC4 t6.2.1.11
(1)
Ref. 8 [4.6]
EC4 [6.2.1.1 (111
For simvlv suvuorted beams :
In simply supported composite beams subject to uniform load, the elastic shear flow defining the
shear transfer between the slab and the beamis linear, increasing to a maximum at the ends of the
beam. Beyond the elastic limit of the shear connectors, there is a transfer of force along the beam
such that, at fhilure, each of the shear connectors is assumed to resist equal force. This implies
that the shear connectors possess adequate deformation capacity, i.e. is ductile.
In the plastic design of smgle span composite beams and for full shear C O M ~ O ~ , the total
design longitudinal shear force, Vt to be transferred between the points of zero moment (at simple
end supports) and maximum sagging moment should be the smaller of the resistance of the
concrefe section and of reinforcement in compression, (Fc +Fs) and the resistance of the
structural steel section Fa (see Figure V. 12) :
(2)
EC4
r6.2.1.1 (211
Ase
is the area of structural steel section (see Table IV.6),
is the effective width of concrete slab (see chapter V.2. l),
is the maximum possible depth of concrete in compression (see
chapter V.2.5. l),
is the effective area of any longitudinal reinforcement in
compression that is included in the calculation of the sagging
bending resistance,
is the yield strength of the structural steel (see Table US),
is the compression strength of the concrete (see Table II. l),
is the yield strength of the reinforcement (see Table II.8),
are partial safety fktors at utimate limit states for the structural
steel, concrete and reinforcement steel (see Table II.10).
For continuous beams :
For full shear connection, the total design longitudinal shear force Vi to be resisted by shear
connectors between the point of maximum sagging bending moment and an intermediate support
or a restrained end support shall be calculated as follows (see Figure V. 13) :
where Fd
AS
is as defined above in clause V.2.7.2.1 (1) and is taken as zero for
cantilever,
is the effective area of longitudinal slab reinforcement used in the
calculation of the hogging bending resistance (at support) (see
chapter V.2.5. I),
156
EC4 [4.2.1 (411 is the effective area of any profiled steel sheeting included in the
calculalion of the hogging bending resistance, only if ribs run
parallel to the beam and ifthe detail design ensures continuify of
streagth across joints in the sheeting and appropiate resistance to
k P
longitudinal shear,
fsk
fn
YS and Yap
is the yield strength of the reinforcement (see Table II.8),
is the yield strength of the profiled steel sheeting (see Table II.9),
are partial safety factors at utimate limit states for the reidorcement
steel and the profiled steel deckhg (see Table II. 10).
(a) Moments in simDlvsuDDort ed beam
f =minimum (Fa ; F, +F, )
Figure V.12 Calculation of the longitudinal shear force Ve in simply supported beams
157
IRef. Chapter V  Member in bending I
The number of shear conn&rs for full shear connection shall be at least equal to the design
longitudinal shear force Ve, divided by the design resistance of a connector, pRd (see chapter
V.2.7.3). Therefore, the number of shear connectors in the zone under consideration is :
Nf =
El
pRd takes into accounf the influence
V.2.7.3.
of the shape of the profiled sheeting, as given in chapter
(a) Moments in continuous be am
Ve =Fcf =minimum (Fa ; F, +F, )
(M P I  R~ )sagging
:.:;,:,:.: .):, :...: ..............................................................................................................................
............................................................
f F a 3 ''z VP
@) Internal force distribution
Figure V.13 Calculation of the longitudinal shear force Ve in continuous beams
158
I Ref. Chanter V  Members in bendine I
V.2.7.2.2 Partial shear connection with ductile connectors
EC4 16.2.1.21
EC4
[6.1.1 (311 (1) Partial shear connection may be used if all crosssections are in Class 1 or 2.
EC4
16.2.1.2 (111 (2) If connectors are ductile, it may be assumed that sufficient slip at interface between steel and
concrete can occur at the ultimate limit state for moments of resistance at critical sections to be
calculated tomplastic theory (see chapter V.2.5.1).
EC4
[6.1.2] (3) Headed studs (see chapter 11.5.5 and Figure II.4 in chapter II.3.4) may be considered as ductile in
having sufficient deformation capacity to justify the assumption of ideal plastic behaviour, if a
minimum degree of shear connection (expressed as N / Nf ratio) is provided (see Figure V. 14).
(4) The moment resistance of a composite beam designed for partial shear connection may be
determined by one of the following methods (see Figure V. 15) :
a) Method I :
b) Method 2 :
Linear interpolation method,
Plastic stress block (or equilibrium) method.
EC4
[6.2.1.2 (311 (5) Method 1 is more conservative than method 2 but is a simple method of &ermining the moment
resistance. The relationship is defined by the line AC in Figure V. 15. The force transferred by
shear connectors, Fc is :
MSd  Mapl.Rd
Mpl.Rd  Mapl.Rd
where MM is the applied design sagging bending moment (Msd I Mpi.Rd),
is the design plastic resistance to bending of the structural steel
section alone (Wpl fy / ya) (see Table V. 13 b) : Notations),
is the design plastic sagging moment resistance of composite cross
section with full shear connection (see Table V. 13 a)),
is the longitudinal shear force required for full shear connection (see
chapter V.2.7.2.1).
Map1.w
Mp1.w
Fcf
159
[kif. Chapter V  Members in bending
EC4
[6.1.2 (2)
to (411
Ref. 7
(Fig. 6.14)
160
0,4
0
. Minimumdegree of shear connection :
In all cases  1 .
case A :
 case B :
case C :
where At is the top flange area,
N / Nf 2 0,4 +0,03 L
N /Nf 2 0,25 +0,03 L
N /Nf 2 0,04 L
where 3 At 2 &
where At =Ab
where At =
Ab
N
Nf
is the bottom flange area,
is the number of shear connectors,
is the number of shear connectors for full shear connection (see
clause V.2.7.2.1 (3)).
. Conditions of ductile behaviour of headed stuc
 casesAandB:
1) and,
2) [16mm<dI 22mml 7
w
 caseC:
1) paiq,
2) I19 mm I d I 20 mm1 ,
3) rolled I or H steel section (At =&),
4) composite concrete slab with profiles
steel sheeting that spans pemendicular to
the beam and is continuous across it,
5 ) one stud per rib of sheeting, placed
centrally within the rib,
6) deck profile with bo / h 2 2 and
j pI
,
7) and, the longitudinal shear force Fc is
calculated by linear interpolation methad
(clause V.2.7.2.2 ( 5) ) .
Figure V.14 Minimumdegree of shear connecfion allowing ductile behaviour of headed studs
I Ref.
Chapter V  Members in bending 1
FC
Fcf
MSd 5 MRd =Mapl.Rd +(Mpl.Rd  Mapl.Rd)
EC4 pig. 6.11
.
M apl.Rd
M pl.Rd
0
MSd
M pl.Rd

"Ductile" shearconnectors
equilibrium method I
1
I
I
I
] steel ,F,= 01 I
Lower limit on 
W 4 )
1,O Fcf Nf
Degree of shear connection
(6) In Method 2 the force transferred to the concrete is determined by the longitudinal resistance of
shear connectors. Equilibrium equations can be established explicitly in a similar manner to
chapter V.2.5.1. The relationship is deiined by the curve ABC in Figure V.16.
A good approximation of the reduced bending moment resistance of composite crosssection
M m (I Mpl.~d) can be obtained by considering the moment axial force interaction for an I
secdon according to Eurocode 3 (Ref. 3) (see Figure V. 16) and M a should sat i s6 :
Ref. 7 @. 53)
where MSd is the applied design sagging bending moment ( Mu I Mpl.Ild),
is the design plastic sagging moment resistance of composite cross
section with fill shear connection (see Table V. 13 a)),
Mp1.M
161
[Ref.
Chapter V  Members in bending
[form. 6.13 and 6.141
FC
is the force transferred by shear co~ectors (Fc = c p Rd ) (see
chapter V.2.7.3),
N I N f 9
Fa
Mapl.w
is the axial resistance of steel section (=Aafy / ya) (see Table V.13
b) : Notations),
is the design plastic resistance to bending of the structural steel
section alone (=Wpl fy / ya) (see Table V. 13 b) : Notations).
[ ;['qd2) ; 029ad Yv
b d =minimum ' 9'  
strain (E) stresses
where zc
=S
is the position of first plastic neutral axi s in concrete,
is the position of second plastic neutral axis in steel section.
Figure V.16 Mu, reduced bending moment resistance of composite crosssection because of
partial shear connection
V.2.7.3 Design shear resistance of headed studs
V.2.7.3.1 Headed studs in solid slabs
I I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Figure V.17 Composite beamwith solid slab
(1) The design shear resistance of an automatically welded headed stud with a normal weld collar,
should be determined from :
EC4
16.3.2.11
where fu is the specified ultimate tensile strength of the material of the stud
but not greater than500 N/mm2. The commonly specified strength
is 450 N/ m2 (see chapter I I SS) ,
162
[ Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending I
Diameter d
[mm1
22
19
16
Ref. 7
[Table 6.61
First equation
[N/mm21
Second equation of PRd with a =1,O
Of PRd Wi t h fu
450 500 C 25/30 C 30137 C 35/45 C40/50 C45l55
109,4 121,6 98,l 110,o 121,6 (132,9) (142,9)
81,6 90,7 73,l 82,l
90,7 (9991) ( l o w)
57,9 64,3 51,9 58,2 64,3 (7033) (75,6)
l
d
h
&k
Ecm
is the diameter of the shank of the stud (d I 22 mm) (see Figure
V. 17),
is the overall height of the stud (see Figure V. 17),
is the characteristic cylinder compressive strength of the concrete at
the age considered (see Table II. l),
is the mean value of the secant modulus of the concrete (see Table
II. I),
I
a =0,2($ +I), if 3  h 5 4,
d
a= 1
h
d
, i f>4,
(2) A normal weld collar should comply requirements shown in Figure 11.4. Moreover the weld
should have a regular form and be ksed to the shank of the stud.
V.2.7.3.2 Headed studs in composite slabs with profiled steel sheeting
EC4 [6.3.3]
EC4
[6.3.3.1]
(1) Profiled steel sheetinn with ribs parallel to the suuuortinn beam :
I
U
\ centroidal axis of sheet 1
I
Figure V.18 Beams with steel decking ribs parallel to the beam
Where profiled steel sheeting with ribs parallel to the supporting beamis used (see Figure V. 1 S),
the headed studs are located within the region of concrete that has the shape of a haunch.
163
IM.
ChaDter V  Members in bending
and
EC4 [form. 6.151
EC4
kt I 1,o ifNr =1 for studs welded
I 0,8 ifNr 2 2 through the steel decking
The design shear resistance should be taken as their resistance in a solid slab (PRd from chapter
V.2.7.3.1) multiplied by the reduction factor kt given by the following expression :
k t =0,6.(;) I1,O
hP hP
where bo is the mean width of the ribs (see Figure V. 18),
is the overall height of the stud, but should satisfy : h
hP
is the overall depth of the s h e excluding embossments.
[6.3.3.2]
( 2) Profiled steel sheetinn with ribs transverse to the sumortinn beam :
[form. 6.161
Ref. 7
[6.3.2.2]
Figure V.19 Beams with steel declung ribs transverse to the beam
Where the headed studs are placed in ribs perpendicular to the supporting beam (see Figure
V. 19), the design shear resistance should betaken as their resistance in a solid slab (Pw from
chapter V.2.7.3.1) multiplied by the reduction factor kt given by the following expression :
where Nr is the number of stud connectors in one rib at a beam intersection,
not to exceed 2 in computations,
is the overall depth of the sheeting excluding embossments and,
hP
hp I 851~n
b0
is the mean width of the ribs (see Figure V. 18) and,
bo 2 hp
h is the overall height of the stud, but should satisfy :
164
I Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending 1
V.2.7.4 Spacing and detailing of headed studs
Headed studs in accordazlce with chapter V.2.7.3 may be placed uniformly over a length Lm
between adjacent critical crosssections (see chapter V. 1 and Table V. 1) provided that
a) all critical sections in the span considered are in class 1 or class 2,
b) N / Nf satisfies the limits for partial shear connection given in chapter V.2.7.2.2, when L is
replaced by Lcr, and,
c) the plastic resistance moment of the composite section does not exceed 2,5 times the plastic
resistance moment of the steel member alone (Mpl.m I 2,5 Map1.d (see Tables V. 13 a)
and b) respectively for Mp1.m and Mapl.Rd),
EC4
t4.1.2 (S)]
(2)
EC4
[6.1.2] (3)
EC4
[6.4.1.5 (211 (4)
For checking the resistance to longitudinal shear critical crosssections also include free ends of
cantilever.
Requirements for dimension of headed studs and its normal weld collar are given in Figure II.4.
When headed studs are expected to be ductile and develop sufficient deformation capacity,
specific requirements are provided in chapter V.2.7.2.2 (see Figure V.14).
When a steel compression flange (e.g. due to sagging bending moment) that would otherwise be
in a higher class, is assumed to be in class 1 or class 2 because of restraint fiom shear
connectors, requirements of spacing for shear connectors are shown in chapter V.2.2.3 (see
Figure V.4).
For solid slabs, requirements of spacing for headed st uds are given in Figure V.20.
mesh
I
shear connector
I /
I 800mm
I
O 220mmt. 0 4 0
O I
Figure V.20 Detailing of shear connectors in solid slab
165
\Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending
I I I
1
a) Decking ribs trans verse to the beam
b) Decking ribs parallel to the beam
Figure V.21 Types of composite beams with composite slabs
(6) For composite slabs, more detailing rules are provided hereafter about welding and spacing of
studs welded through profiled steel decking :
When the decking is continuous and transverse to the beam (Figure V.2 l), the correct placement
of studs in relation to the decking rib is of great importance. The most important rules for welded
headed studs are repeated here : welded headed studs are normally between 19 mm and 22 mm in
diameter. Stud diameters up to 19 mm are generally used for through deck welding only. For
welded studs upper flange of the steel
EC4 [6.4.3.1(2)] beam should beclean, dry and unpainted. For satisfactory welding, the deck thichess should not
exceed 1,25 mm if gal vani zed, or 1,5 mm if ungalvanized. In all cases, welding t r i al s shall be
performed. The following limitations should also be observed :
 The flange thickness of the supporting beams should not be less than 0,4 times the
diameter of the stud, unless the studs are located directly over the web.
 After welding, the top of the stud should extend at least 2 times diameter of the
stud above the top of the decking ribs and should have a concrete cover of at least 20 mm.
 The minimum distance between the edge of the stud and edge of the steel flange is 20 mm.
 The transverse spacing between studs should not be less than4 times the diameter of the
stud.
 The longitudinal spacing between studs should not be less than 5 times the stud
diameter and not greater than 6 times the overall slab depth nor 800 mm.
Ref. 7
(5.4.1)
EC4 [6.4..2 (411
EC4 [6.4.3.1 (311
EC4 [6.4.1.2 (211
EC4 [6.4.1.6 (2)]
EC4 [6.4.2 (311
EC4 [6.4.3 (3)]
EC4 16.4.1.5 (311
166
I Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending I
Ref. 7
(5.4.2) For composite slabs, additional requirements for steel decking :
Studs must be properly placed in decking ribs. A summii~y of these rules are shown in Figure
V.22, and listed below :
 Studs are usually attached in every decking rib, in alternate ribs, or in some cases, in pairs
in every rib. If more studs are needed than are given by a standard pattern these additional
studs should be positioned in equal numbers near the two ends of the span.
 Some modemdecks have a central stiffener in the rib which means that it is impossible to
attach the stud centrally. In such cases it is rmmmended that studs are attached to the side
of each stiffener closest to the end of the beamshown as the favourable side in Figure
V.22. This means that a change in location at midspan is needed.
 Alternatively, studs can be "staggered" so that they are attached on each side of the
stiffener in adjacent ribs.
 At diswntinuities in the decking, studs should be attached in such a way that both edges of
the decking at the discontinuity are properly "anchored". If the decking is considered to act
as transverse reinforcement this may mean placing studs in zigzag pattern along the beam,
as shown in Figure V.22.
 The minimum distance of the centre of the stud to the edge of the decking is defined as 2,2
times the stud diameter.
EC4
[7.6.1.4 (311
167
IRef. O t er V  Members in bending
Ref. 7
favourable side
I
mesh unfavourable side
~
endofs an
. stiffener in decking ,7
4 15d *j
mesh

I
stiffener in decking /
Figure V.22 Detailing of shear connectors in composite slabs with steel decks including central
stiffener
V.2.7.5 Design shear resistance of concrete slab
Sufiicient fruwerse reinforcement shall be provided in the slab so that premature longitudinal
shear failure (see chapters V.2.7.5.1 to V.2.7.5.3) or longitudinal splitting (see Eurocode 4,
chapter 6.6.5) is prevented at ultimate limit states.
168
L Ref.
Chapter V  Members in bending I
V.2.7.5.1 Longitudinal shear in the slab vsd
(1) The design longitudinal shear per unit length of the beam for any potential surface of longitudinal
shear failure within the slab (see Figure V.23), vsd, shall not exceed the design resistance to
EC4 [6.6.1]
longitudinal shear, v~d, of the shear surface considered : (VSdIvRdj.
EC4 pig. 6.121
EC4 [6.6.1 (211
v~ should be determined in accordance with chapter V.2.7.2 (determination of Vt) and be
consistent with the design of the shear connectors at the ultimate limit state. A model to evaluate
is given in chapter V.2.7.5.2.
At a
At 1 a
Case 1) C a ! a
Remark : the length of shear surfm bb should be taken as equal to :

(2 h +cph) for a single row of headed studs or staggered
stud connectors,
or, (2 h +st +cph) for headed studs arranged in pairs.

Figure V.23 Typical potential surfhces of shear failure in slabs
(2) Potential failure surfaces are shown in Figure V.23. Top (area At) and bottom (area At,)
reinforcement in the slab may be considered to be effective. Where steel decking is continuous
over the beam, or is effectively anchored by shear connectors, it may also be considered to act as
transverse reinforcement. Failure surface aa controls in these cases.
Failure surface bb is not considered critical in Eurocode 4 in cases where steel decking is used
transverse to the beam(see Figure V.23, case 2)), provided that the design resistances of the
studs are determined using the appropriate reduction factor as given in clause V.2.7.3.2 (2).
(3) In determining vsd, account may be taken of the variation of longitudinal shear across the width
of the concrete flange. Longitudinal shear is considered to be transferred uniformly by the shear
connectors.
E C ~ [6.6.1(3)]
EC4 [6.6.1
I
(4)syS)l
169
IRef. Chapter V  Members in bending
<
Concrete strength C 20/25 C 25/30 C 30/37 C 35/45 C 40/50 C 45/55 C 50/60
tRd 0,25 0,30 0,33 0,37 0,42 0,45 0,48
V.2.7.5.2 Design resistance to longitudinal shear m d
The design resistance of the concrete flange (shear planes aa illustrated in Figure V.23) shall be
determined in accordance with the principles in clause 4.3.2.5 of Eurocode 2 (Ref. 2). Profiled
steel sheeting with ribs transverse to the steel beam (see Figure V.23, case 2)) may be assumed to
contribute to resistance to longitudinal shear, provided it is continuous across the top flange of
the steel beamor if it is welded to the steel beamby stud shear connectors.
In the absence of more accurate calculation the design resistance of any surface of potential shear
failure in the flange or a haunch should be determined from :
I f Formula6.25 Formda6.26 \I
(3)
where md
OJ5 fct k 0,OS
Yc
is the basic shear strength to be taken as TRd = Y
170
I M. Chapter V  Members in bending]
(4) Transverse reinforcement considered to resist longitudinal shear shall be anchored so as to
develop its yield strength in accordance with Eurocode 2 (Ref. 2). At edge beams, anchorage may
be provided by means of Ubars looped around the shear connectors.
V.2.7.5.3 Contribution of profiled steel sheeting as transverse reinforcement, vpd
EC4 t6.6.31
EC4
[6.6.3(1)] (1) Where the profiled steel sheets are continuous across the top flange of the steel beam, the
contribution of profiled steel sheeting with ribs transverse to the beam should be taken as
EC4 [form. (6.2711 El
I I
EC4 [7.6.1.4]
(3)
where vpd is per unit length of the beamfor each intersection of the shear
suhce by the sheeting,
AP
fYP
is the crosssectional area of the profiled steel sheeting per unit
length of the beam,
is the sheeting yield strength (see chapter 11.9),
'yap
is a partial safety factor (see chapter 11.10).
Where the profiled steel sheeting with ribs transverse to the beam is discontinuous across the top
flange of the steel beam, and stud connectors are welded to the steel beam directly through the
profiled steel sheets, the contribution of profiled steel sheeting should be taken as :
AP fYP
Yap
1 vpd = p*r I but vpd I,
where s is spacing centretocentre of the stud along the beam,
ppb.Rd
is the design bearing resistance of a headed stud against tearing
through the steel sheet :
kq ddo tp fyp
PpbRd = 9
Yap
a
k, =1 + but I4,0, where
ddo
&o
is the diameter of the weld collar (=1,l d),
d is the diameter of the shank of the stud,
a is the distance from the centre of the stud to the end
of the sheeting (a 2 2 &o),
tp
is the thickness of the sheeting,
fYP
is the sheeting yield strength (see chapter II.9).
In all other cases, vpd should be neglected. Note that, in a certain number of NAD's, the
contribution of Drofiled steel sheeting to shear resistance. v d is never activated.
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Chapter V  Members in bending
V.2.7.5.4 Minimum transverse reinforcement
(1) The area of reinforcement in a solid slab should be not less than0,002 times the concrete area
being reinforced and should be uniformly distributed.
EC4[6.6.4]
where As is the crosssectional area of transverse reinforcement and,
Ac
is the effective area of concrete flange.
(2) Where the & are parallel to the beam svan, the area of transverse reinforcement should be not
less than 0,002 times the concrete cover slab area in the longitudinal direction and should be
uniformly distributed.
(3) Where the & are transverse to the beam man, the area of transverse reinforcement should be
not less than 0,002 times the concrete slab area in the longitudinal direction and should be
uniformly distributed. Profiled steel sheeting continuous across the top flange of the steel beam
may be assumed to contribute to this requirement.
v.3 Verifications at Serviceability Limit States SLS
E C ~ PI
V.3.1 Generalities about SLS
EC4 [5.1]
Ref. 7 [7.1] (1) The serviceability requirements for composite beams concern the control of :
 deflections (see chapter V.3.2),
 cracking of concrete (see chapter V.3.3),
 vibration response (see chapter V.3.4).
Deflections are important in order to prevent cracking or deformation of the partitions and
cladding, or to avoid noticeable deviations of floors or ceilings. Floor vibrations may be
important in long span applications, but these calculations are outside the scope of Eurocode 4
(Ref. 4).
(2) Loads to be used at the serviceability limit state are presented in chapter III. Normally unfactored
loads are used.
E C ~ [5.1(2)] (3) Calculation of stresses and deformations at the serviceability limit states shall take into account
the effects of :
 Shear@;
 increased flexibility resulting from significant incomplete interaction, due to slip andor
uplift;
 cracking and tension stiffening of concrete in hogging moment regions;
 creep and shrinkage of concrete;
 yielding of steel, if any, especially when unpropped construction is used;
 yieldmg of reinforcement, if any, in hogging moment regions.
These effects shall be established by test or analysis, where practicable.
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I Ref. ChaDter V  Members in bendine; I
(4) Most designers base assessments at the serviceability limit state on elastic behaviour (with certain
modifications for creep and cracking etc). In the absence of a more rigorous analysis, the effects
of creep may be taken into account by using modular ratios (as given in Table II.3) for the
calculation of f l e d stiffnesses. To avoid consideration of postelastic effects, limits are often
placed on the stresses existmg in beams at the serviceability limit state.
Ref. 7 [7.1] (5) No stress limitations are made in Eurocode 4 (Ref. 4) because :
 postelastic effects in the midspan region are likely to be small and have little influence on
deflections,
 the influence of the connections on the deflection of simply supported beams has been
neglected,
 account is taken of plasticity in the support region of continuous beams.
V.3.2 Deflections
EC4 [5.2]
EC3 [4.2]
(1) Composite structures and components shall be so proportioned that deflections are within limits
agreed between the clients, the designer and the competent authority as being appropriate to the
intended use and occupancy of the building and the nature of the materials to be supported.
(2) In buildings it will normally be satisfactory to consider the deflections under the rare combination
EC4
[5.2.1(2)]
EC4
[5.2.1(4)]
of loading.
(3) The design values for the vertical deflections (&) should be lower limiting values given in Table
V. 18. Deflection limits are not specified in Eurocode 4. Reference is made to E ur de 3 (Ref. 3)
(see Tables V. 18 and V. 19) for limits on deflections due to permanent and variable loads. Those
limiting values are illustrated by reference to the simply supported beamshown in Table V.19.
The sagging vertical deflection (&) for unpropped beams should be detennined for the
underside of the beam, only where the deflection can impair the appearance of the building. In all
other cases the reference level is the upperside of the beam. Against excessive maximum
deflection (6max) a usual solution consists in introducing an initial precambering (60) of
structural steel beam(see Table V. 19).
(4) The values given in Table V. 18 are empirical values. They are intended for comparison with the
results of calculations and should not be interpreted as performance criteria.
Ref. 7 [7.2.1](5) Deflections are calculated knowing the moment of inertia of the composite section based on
elastic properties (see Figure V.2). Under inn moment the concrete may be assumed to be
uncracked, and the moment of inertia of the composite section (expressed as a transformed
equivalent steel section) is given by a formula in clause V.2.1 (5).
Ref. 7 [p. 61](6) The ratio / Ia (=I1 / Ia) therefore defines the improvement in the stifhess of the composite
section relative to the steel section. This ratio is presented in Figure 1.4 for all IPE and HE
sections (up to 600 mm deep) for typical slab depth. Typically, Ic / Iais in the range of 2,s to 4,0,
indicating that one of the main benefits of composite action is in reduction of deflections.
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Conditions
Ref. 6
[Table 4.21
LimitS
roofs generally
roofs frequently canying personnel other than for maintenance
floors generally
floors and roofs supporting brittle finish or nonflexible partitions
floors supporting columns (unless the deflection has been included in
the global analysis for the ultimate limit state)
~~
where Gm can impair the appearance of the building
U200
U250
U250
U250
U400
Ll250
L =span of the beam; for cantilever beams : L =twice cantilever span
U250
U300
U300
U350
U500
Discharge of rainwater :
slope of the roof less than 5% check that rainwater cannot collect in pools.
slope of the roof less than 3% additional check that incremental collapse cannot occur due to
the weight of water.
Table V.19 Vertical deflections to beconsidered
Gm is the sagging in the final state
relative to the straight line
joining the supports,
/State 0
822\ state
State 2
4 b
is the precamber (hoging) of
the beam in the unloaded state
(state O),
is the variation of the deflection
of the beam due to
permanent (G)
immediately after loading (state
117
is the variation of the deflection
of the beam due to the variable
loading (Q) (state 2).
Ref. 7
[P. 611
174
(7) It is not usually necessary to calculate the "cracked" moment of inertia under sagsing bendq
moment as the elastic neutral axis will normally lie in the steel beam, or near the base of the slab.
Where it is necessary to know the "cracked" moment of inertia I qn ('12) under honninn bending
7 moment a simple formula may be derived from Figure V.2. Assuming that the reinforcement is
placed at midheight of the slab above the sheeting, a formula is provided for E7n in clause V.2.1
(5).
This formula may be used in establishing the moments in elastic global analysis (method 2 in
chapter V.2.3), or in crack control calculations (see chapter V.3.3).
Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending I
EC4 (8) Modular ratio :
Ref. 7 [7.2.2]
[3.1.4.2]
The values of elastic modulus of concrete under short term loads, Em, are given in Table II. 1.
The elastic modulus under long term loads is affected by creep, which causes a reduction in the
stiffness of the concrete. The modular ratio, n, is the ratio of the elastic modulus of steel to the
timedependent elastic modulus of concrete (see Table II.3).
The modular ratio n for normalweight concrete is typically, 6,s for short term (variable) l  .
The elastic modulus of concrete for long term (permanent) loads is taken as onethird of the short
term value, leading to a modulus ratio n of approximately 20 for long term (permanent) loading in
an internal environment. Details of different n values are provided in Table II.3.
For building of n o d usage, surveys have shown that the proportions of variable and permanent
imposed loads rarely exceed 3: 1. Although separate deflection calculations may be needed for the
variable and permanent deflections, a representative modular ratio is usually appropriate for
calculation of imposed load deflection. This value of n may be taken as twice the short term
modular ratio (i.e. approximately 13) for buildings of normal usage.
EC4
[5.2.2(6)] (9) Influence of partial shear connection :
Deflections increase due to the effects of slip in the shear connectors. These effects are ignored in
composite beams designed for full shear connection. For cases of partial shear connection using
headed stud shear connectors and class 1 or 2 crosssection (see chapter V.2.7.2), the deflection,
6, is increased according to :
 for propped construction,
($=i+o, 5 (I$) (2i)l
 for unpropped construction,
where 6a
6c
N
is the deflection of the steel beam acting alone under the same loads,
is the deflection of the composite beam with full shear interaction.
is the degree of shear connection at the ultimate state (with NMf 2 0,4).

Nf
EC4
[5.2.2(6)]
EC4
[5.2.2(5)]
The difference between the formulas arises from the higher force in the shear connectors at
serviceability in propped construction.
An additional simplification is that slip effects can usually be ignored when N / Nf 2 0,5 or forces
on the shear connectors do not exceed 0,7 P R ~ , in unpropped construction and in case of a ribbed
slab with ribs transverse to the beam (with the height of ribs : hp I 80 mm). This is because of
beneficial effects that are ignored in calculating deflections making the above equation too
conservative in many cases.
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(Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending
EC4
[5.2.2(9)] (10) Shrinkape vieldinn deflections :
Eurocode 4 states that shnnkage deflections need only be calculated for staticallydeterminate
beams in buildings (simply supported beams or cantilever) when the span : depth ratio of the
beamexceeds 20 ( L / b+hp+b) >20 ), and when the free shnnkage strain of the concrete
exceeds 400 106 (see Table II.2). In practice, these deflections will only be significant for spans
greater than 12 m in exceptionally warm dry atmospheres.
The curvature, Ks, due to a free shnnkage strain, ES (see Table II.2) is :
Ref. 7 [7.2.4]
where n is the modular ratio appropriate for shnnkage calculations (n =20)
(see Table II.3),
h, &, hp, Aa, E and r are defined in chapter V.2.1.
The deflection due to this curvature is :
1 6 s = 0,125 Ks L2 I
This deflection formula ignores continuity effects at the supports and probably overestimate
shnnkage deflections by a considerable margin.
Ref. 7
[7.2.5] (1 1) Continuous beams :
The deflection of a continuous beamis modified by the influence of cracking in the negative
moment region. Analyses with uncracked section or cracked section may be used.
EC4 [5.2.2(7)@)] This may be taken into account by calculating the moment of inertia of the cracked section under
hogging bending moment (ignoring the
assumed to vary as a reduction factor
bending moment at the supports is
the hogging bending moment at the
serviceability limit state based on analysis of the uncracked section, where I1 is the uncracked
moment of inertia, and I2 is the cracked moment of inertia (see clause V.2.1 ( 5) ) . The lower limit
to this reduction factor on hogging bending moment is which is applicable where there is
minimumreinforcement in the slab. This method may be used where the difference in adjacent
spans is less than 25%.
In continuous beams, there is a possibility of yielding in the hogging bending moment region. To
take accouIlt of this effect the hogging bending moments may be further reduced. In reality, this
reduction is a function of the moment resistance of the composite section under hogging and
sagging bending moment. A conservative way of taking this into account is to multiply the
elastic7 hogging bending moments at the supports by a further reduction factor. This factor is
given in Eurocode 4 as lo,7b where load sufficient to cause yielding is applied to the section with
hardened concrete, which is the normal design case. Together with the minimum factor of 10,61
due to concrete crackmg, the final hogging bending moment may be conservatively taken as 10,421
times the elastic moment based on uncrucked unulvsis.
EC4 [5.2.2(8)]
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I Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending I
The midspan deflection of a beam, as influenced by the support moments, may be calculated
from :
where C = 0,6 for uniform load,
= 0,5 for central point load,
are the midspan moment and deflection of the equivalent simply
supported beam,
are the hogging moments at the supports (for the same loading
condition), reduced for cracking and yielding as noted above.
and 60
M1 and M2
As an approximation, a deflection coefficient of 3/384 is usually appropriate for determining the
deflection of a continuous composite beamsubjected to uniform loading on equal adjacent spans.
This may be reduced to 4/384 for end spans. The moment of inertia of the section is based on the
uncracked value.
Alternatively, a more precise method is to use the cracked section analvsis model of elastic
global analysis described in chapter V.2.3 in order to determine the hogging bending moments
directly. No further reduction in hogging bending moments should be made in this case.
EC4
[7.5.2(2)&(3)]( 12)In order to avoid the need to consider additional loading due to ponding of the wet concrete in the
design of the floor and supporting structure, the total deflection of the profiled sheet decking
submitted to its own weight plus the weight of wet concrete (but without construction loads) at
the construction stage should be limited by :
I 6 I L /180or20mm. 1
where L is the effective span between supports (props being supports in this
context).
V.3.3 Cracking of concrete
EC4 [5.3]
Ref. 7 [7.4] (1) It is necessary to control cracking of concrete only in cases where the proper functioning of the
structure or its appearance would be impaired. Internally wi thi n buildings, durability is not
a f f e c t e d by cracking. Similarly when raised floors are used, cracking is not visually important.
EC4
p 3 . 1 (511
(2) Minimum reinforcement without controt ofcrack width :
Where a composite beam is subjected to hogging bending moment and if no attempt is made to
control the width of cracks in the concrete of its top flange, the longitudinal reinforcement within
the effective width beff of that flange should be at least :
  1 , for propped construction or,
  1 , for unpropped construction,
where As is the crosssectional area of longitudinal reinforcement and,
&
is the effective area of the concrete flange.
For information the Table V.20 gives the percentage of reinforcement (As / &) for specific bar
diameters, spacings and solid slab thicknesses.
The reinforcement should extend over a length span/4 each side of an internal support, or length/2
for a cantilever as shown in Figure V.24.
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Chapter V  Members in bending
U
/Rm
U
 mm
, 1 L1 1 L2 1 L3
I
I 1 1
0,25 L1 0,25 L2 0,25 L2 0,5 L3
1 .IL 1
i
r\ n
Figure V.24 Reinforcement length at supports for a composite beam
TableV.20 Minimum percentage of reinforcement bars for propped and unpropped
~l l St l  UCt i OnS
EC4 [5.3.1 (S)]
Reinforcement bars
8
6
8
10
8
10
12
12
14
10
16
14
12
18
16
14
20
18
22
16
20
22
18
26
20
30
26
22
30
26
Condition :
spacing
[ml
200
100
150
200
100
150
200
150
200
100
200
150
100
200
150
100
200
150
200
100
150
150
100
200
100
200
150
100
150
100
Percentage of reinforcement (%)
for different thichesses of solid slab & [mm]
100
0,so
0,52
0,57
0,75
0,77
0,79
1,Ol
1,03
1,13
1,27
1,34
1,54
1,57
1,70
1 9
2,o 1
2,09
2,53
2,54
2,65
3,14
3,53
3,54
3,80

120
0,42
0344
0,47
0,63
0,64
0,65
0,84
0,86
0,94
1,06
1,12
1,28
1,31
1,41
1,58
1,68
1,75
2,11
2,12
2,2 1
2,62
2,95
2,95
3,17
3,93
for prouved construction :
150
0,50
0,5 1
0,52
0,67
0,68
0,75
0,85
0,89
1,03
1,05
1,13
1,27
1,34
1,40
1,69
1,70
1,77
2,09
2,36
2,36
2,53
3,14
3,54
200
0,50
0,5 1
0,57
0364
0,67
0,77
0,79
0,85
0,95
1,Ol
1,05
1,27
1,27
1,33
1,57
1,77
1,77
1,90
2,36
2,65
A, I & 2 0,4%
250
0,40
0,41
0,45
0,5 1
0,54
0,62
0,63
0,68
0,76
0,80
0984
1,01
1,02
1906
1,26
1,41
1,42
1,52
1,88
2,12
for unvropDed construction : A, I & 2 0,2%
300
0,42
0,45
0,5 1
0,52
0,57
0,63
0,67
0,70
0984
0,85
0,88
1,05
1,18
1,18
1,27
1,57
1,77
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I Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending 1
EC4
p 3 . 1 ( 5) ] (3) Minimum reinforcement with control ofcrack width :
Where it is necessary to control cracking, a minimum amount of reinforcement should be imposed
in order to avoid the presence of large cracks in the hogging moment region.
This minimum percentage of reinforcement area to concrete slab area, pmin is given by :
EC4
[5.3.2]
Pmin = = k c k 
where As is the crosssectional area of reinforcement,
Ac
kc
k
is the effective area of the concrete flange,
is a coefficient due to the bending stress distribution in the section
(kc 2 (491,
is a coefficient accounting for the decrease in tensile strength of
concrete (k =0,8),
is the effective tensile strength of concrete : a value of 3 N/mm2 is
the minimum adopted,
is the maximum stress permitted in the reinforcement immediately
after cracking, depending on the chosen bar size and with QS <f& ,
where f& is the characteristic yield strength of reinforcement (see
Table 11.8).
h e
Ost
A typical value of Pmin is 0,4% to 0,6% which is well in excess of the minimum of 0,2%
necessary in unpropped construction for shnnkage control and transverse load distribution.
However, these bars need only be placed in the hogging bending moment region of the beams or
slabs. This reinforcement may also act as fire reinforcement or transverse reinforcement.
At least half of the required minimum reinforcement should be placed between middepth of the
slab and the face subjected to the greater tensile strain.
(4) An additional criterion is that the bars should be of smal l diameter and should be spaced
relatively closely together in order to be more effective in crack control. Maximum bar diameters
of high bond bars are given in Table V.21 as a function of the maximum reinforcement stress,
CJG and the maximum allowed crack width, w. If detailed crack control is necessary, more
information is given in Eurocode 4 (Ref. 4 . clause 5.3.4).
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[Ref. Chapter V  Members in bending I
Table V.21 Maximum bar diameters for high bond bars for different maximum reinforcement
stresses and crack widths at SLS
EC4 [Table 5.11
V.3.4 Vibrations
EC4 [5.1 (111
(1) A check of the potential vibration response may benecessary for long span beams designed for
light imposed loads. A simple measure of the natural frequency f given in m] or [cycles/sec] of
abeamis:
Ref. 7 [7.3]
where 6sw is the instantaneous deflection [mm] caused by reapplication of the
self weight of the floor and beam to the composite member.
A minimum limit on natural frequency, f, is proposed as 3 cycles/sec for most building
applications except where there is vibrating machinery. The limit may be raised to 5 cycledsec
for special buildings such as sports halls.
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Chapter VI  Members with combined axial compressive force and bending moment I
VI MEMBERS WITH COMBINED
AXIAL COMPRESSIVE FORCE
AND BENDING MOMENT
( gV, M) ; ( N, V, M) )
181
I Ref. Chapter VI  Members with combined axial compressive force and bending moment I
VI MEMBERS WITH COMBINED AXIAL COMPRESSIVE FORCE AND
BENDING MOMENT ( (N , M) ; (N , V , M) )
VI.1 Generalities
(1) For each load cuse (see chapter III) the design values of the following internal forces and
moments may be applied to members with combined axial force and bending moment, that shall
be checked at ultimate limit states :
EC4
Figure VI.1 Internal forces and bending moments applied to composite member
[4.8.1(1)] (2) This chapter VI only deals with composite members which are of two main types :
 totally (Figure W.2 a)) or partially (Figure VI.2 b)) concrete encased steel sections and,
 concrete filled steel sections (Figures VI.2 c) and d)).
Y 4  ezr
a>
J bC .I
r
b
r
I
J b=bc
r
. I
Figure VI.2 Type of crosssections of composite columns
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[Ref. Chapter VI  Members withcombined axial compressive force and bending moment
I
Ref. 12
0 . 5 1 ) (3)
Ref. 10 @. 57)
EC4
[4.8.3.1] (6)
(7)
The design for members in compression and bending is done in the following st eps :
The composite member is examined isolated from the system. Then the end moments which may
result from the analysis of the system as a whole are taken up. These end moments may also have
been determined by secondorder theory in the analysis of the whole system according to the
respective requirements. With the end moments and possible horizontal forces within the member
length, as well as with the normal force, action effects are determined. For slender member this
must be done considering secondorder effects (see chapter VI. 1.1). In the simplified method of
E u r d 4 imperfections need not to be considered in the analysis of action effects for the
composite members. They are taken into account in the determination of the resistauce.
The resistance of the composite member to compression and bending (see chapters VI.3 to VIS)
is determined by help of the crosssection interaction curve (see chapter VI.2). The influence of
transverse shear forces may be considered in the interaction curve (see chapter VI.6).
This chapter VI only applies to isolated nonsway composite members with combined axial load
and bending moments.
This chapter VI presents the simplified method of design (EC4 : [4.8.3]) for composite members
of double symmetrical (Figure VI.2) and uniform crosssection over the column length. This
simplified method uses the European buckling curves for steel columns (Eurocode 3) as the basic
design curves for composite members.
Application rules for composite members of monosymmetrical crosssection are given in Annex
D of Eurocode 4 (Ref. 4).
When the limits of applicability of the simplified method are not fblfilled (see chapter IV. 1. l), the
general method (EC4 : [4.8.3]) has to be applied.
That general method includes composite members with nonsymmetrical or nonuniform cross
section over the column length.
The method assumes that composite members are not suceptible to lateraltorsional buckling.
Design assumptions :
Both approaches for the design of composite columns (general and simplified methods) are based
on the following main assumptions :
 fbll interaction between concrete and steel up to the point of collapse,
 allowances must be made for imperfections which are consistent with those adopted for
assessing the strength of bare steel columns,
 proper account must be taken of the steel and concrete stressestrain curves,
 plane sections remain plane.
The Table VI.1 provides a list of checks to be performed at Ultimate Limit States for the
composite member submitted to combined axial compressive force and bending moment (N , M).
A member shall have sufficient bearing capacity if all general checks about the design method
(l i st of checks @) are satisfied and if checks are hlfilled according to the loading applied to
that member. All the checks have both references to Eurocode 4 and to the design handbook.
Beside general checks about the design method (list of checks @), the Table VI. 1 proposes the
following loading applied to the member :
@ Axial compressive force and uniaxial bending moment (Nx.Sd, My.sd) or (Nx.s& Mz.sd,
@ Axial compressive force and biaxial bending moment (NX.%, my.^and MZ.Sd).
The influence of transverse shear forces (VZ.s& Vy.sd) is explained in chapter VI.6.
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[Ref.
Chapter VI  Members withcombined axial compressive force and bending moment I
EC4
[4.8.3.1 (511
r4.8.3.1 (311
[4.8.2.5]
[4.8.2.4]
t4.8.2.61 to
[4.8.2.8]
[4.8.3.10]
[4.8.3.3]
[4.8.3.8]
t4.8.3.111
[Figure 4.121
[4.8.3.13]
[4.8.3.13 (811
[4.8.3.3]
[4.8.3.8]
[4.8.3.11]
[Figure4.121
[4.8.3.14]
[4.8.3.14 (511
Table VI.1 List of checks to be performed at ULS for the composite
member submitted to combined axial compressive force
and bending moment (N,M)
3 General checks about the design method
Check the limits of applicability of the simplified design methd
Check concrete cover and reinforcement
Check for local buckling of steel members
Check the load introduction and the longitudinal shear
Secondader effects on bending moments
Specific remarks for NM checks
Axial COmDressiveforce and uniuxid bending moment
Resistance of crosssection to Nx.Sd :
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
@
(Nx.sdY My.sd) or (NX.S& MZ.sd) :
(1)
N x . ~ I N p l . ~
(design plastic resistance to compression of
the composite crosssection)
(2)
Stability of member to N x. ~, for both buckling axes :
Nx.M I minimUm (Nby.Rd ; NbZ.Rd) (design f l e d buckling
resistances of the composite
member about y and z axes)
(3)
Resistance of crosssection to (Nx.Sd My.& or (Nx.Sd Mz.Sd) :
interaction (Nx.sd My.sd)
 or interaction (Nx.m MZ.sd)
(4)
Stability of member to (Nx.Sd My.& or (Nx.Sd MZ.sd) :
My.Sd I 079 Py Mpl.y.Rd
 or MZ.Sd I 099 Pz Mp1.z.M
Axial comDressive force and biaxiuZ bending moment
Resistance of crosssection to Nx.Sd :
Nx.Sd I Np1.u
Stability of member to Nx.Sd7 for both buckling axes :
(Nxsd Y My.M and Mz.Sd)
(design plastic resistance to compression of the
composite crosssection)
N x . ~ I minimum (Nby.M ; Nbz.Rd) (design f l e d buckling
resistances of the composite
member about y and z axes)
Resistance of crosssection to (Nx.Sd My.Sd and Mz.sd), for each
separate bending plane (xz) and (xy) :
interaction (Nx.sd My.&
and interaction (Nx.sd 7 Mz.Sd)
Stability of member to (Nx.sd My.Sd and Mz. s ~) :
My.,% I 079 Py Mpl.y.Rd
Mz.Sd 5 079 Pz Mpl.z.Rd
+ M*d I l,o
y.Sd
and
CyMpl.y.Rd CzMpl.z.Rd
References to
lesim handbook
Iv.l.l
[v 1.1 (4)to(6)
Iv.1.2
lV.1.3 & Iv.1.4
vI.l.l
vI.1.2
Iv.2
Iv.3
vI.2
vI.3
Iv.2
Iv.3
vI.4
vI.5
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1
VI.l.1 Second order effects on bending moments
EC4
[4.8.3.10 (211 (1) Columns generally should be checked for secondorder effects. For memory, secondorder theory
takes into accounf the influence of the deformation of a structure in order to determine internal
forces and moments, whereas firstorder theory uses the initial geometry of the structure.
Ref. 9 [5.3.2](2) In slender isolated nonsway columns under combined compression and bending, secondorder
effects on the bendmg may be si dcant. Eurocode 4 requires that the secondorder effects on
ben moments about each relevant axis should be considered if the following both conditions
(a) and b)) are satisfied :
EC4 [4.8.3.10 (311 a) 1 ; ;  >O, l I an4
where Nx.Sd is the applied design axial load,
are the elastic critical loads for the column length about relevant
axis (yy or zz) (see clause IV.3 (4) and additional comments in
clause VI . 1.2 (2)),

h is the nondimensional slenderness of the composite member for
flexural buckling mode about relevant axi s (x,,,x,) (see clause
N.3 (4) and additional comments in clauses VI. 1.2 (1) and (2)),
is the ratio of the lesser to the greater end moments : r
for transverse loading wi thi n the column length : r =1.
For simplification, the bending moment according to secondorder theory (ML ) can be
calculated by increasing the greatest firstorder bending moment (MSd in Table VI.2) with a
correction fixtor k :
EC4 [4.8.3.10 (411 and k 2 1,0,
where N ~. L is the elastic critical load of the composite column for the relevant
axis (yy or zz) and with the effective length taken as the column
length (see clause IV.3 (4) and additional comments in clause
VI. 1.2 (2)),
is an equivalent moment factor given in Table VI.2.
P
The composite member is then designed for combined compression (Nx.sd) and bending with the
bendmg moment accounting for secondorder e f f i equal to  1 .
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Chapter VI  Members withcombined axial compressive force and bending moment 1
If any one of the conditions (a) or b)) is not satisfied, the secondorder effects may be regarded as
insignificant and the applied design moment obtained from firstorder theory may be used for the
subsequent check of member to combined compression and bending.
Table VI.2 Factors p for the determination of moments according to secondorder theory
Line
1
2
3
Moment distribution
Firstorder ben moments fiom
lateral loads in isolated nonsway
CQlUmn
End moments in a nonsway frame
MSd
r MSd
 1SrI l
Moment factors p
p =1,o
p =0,66 +0,44 r
but p 2 0,44
p2 1,o
comment
MM is the maximum
bending moment wi thi n
the column length due to
lateral forces ignoring
secondorder effects
MSd and r MM are the
end moments
Combined action of end
moments and moments
from lateral loads
VI.1.2 Specific remarks for NM calculations
EC4
[4.8.3.3 (311 (1) Increase ofNpl.Rdfor concretefilled tubes :
In case of concretefilled circular hollow profile (see Figure VI.2 d)) submitted to NM loading,
the load bearing capacity Npl.Rd of the composite crosssection may be increased because of
confinement and triaxial containment of concrete, if both following conditions (a) and b)) are
satisfied :
a) the relative slenderness % of composite member is limited to :
I I
b) the greatest design bending moment calculated by firstorder theory, M.M is limited to :
Mmax.Sd  <d
which is equivalent to : e =
NxSd l0 '
187
EC4 [4.8.3.3 (4)]
where n is the nondimensional slenderness of composite member (see
chapter IV.3 and additional comments in clause VI. 1.2 (2)),
is the applied design normal force,
is the external diameter of the column,
is the excentricity of the normal force Nx.Sd related to Ma.
NX.sd
d
e
In chapter IV.2 this effect is already presented for crosssection submitted to centered axial
compressive force Nx=. In this chapter VI. 1.2 concerning loading of combined axial force and
ben moment, a supplementary condition (the second one : b)) is introduced considering the
effect of bending moment amplitude. The following rule for Npl .u evaluation replaces the one
presented in chapter IV.2 (Table IV.5):
EC4
[4.8.3.3 (5) and (611
where Npl.u is the design plastic resistance to compression of the composite
crosssection,
are the crosssectional areas of the structural steel, the concrete and
the reinforcement (see Table IV.6),
is the yield strength of the structural steel (see Table n.9,
is the compression strength of the concrete (see Table II. l),
is the yield strength of the reinforcement (see Table II.8),
is the wall thickness of the circular hollow profile,
are partial s a f i i factors at ultimate limit states for the structural
steel, concrete and reinforcement steel (see Table 11. lO),
&, &, As
fY
&k
fsk
t
'y~a, yc, ys
*For 0 S e S d/loand h 0,s :
where ql o and 7120 values related to e =0,O , depend on h as follows :
ql o =4,9  183 x+ 17 2 ,
q20 =0,25 (3 +2%) ,
and qlo 2 0 (see Table IV.4),
and q20 I 1,O (see Table IV.4),
*Fore >d/10or h20, S:
ql = 0,O and q2 =1,O.
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( 2) Secant modulus of elasticitv of the concrete for lonnterm loading :
The effective elastic flexural stifhess (E I)e of a crosssection of a composite column should be
calculated from :
EC4
[4.8.3.5]
((E I)e =E, I, +078 Ecd I, +E, Is1 7
as presented in clause IV.3 (4) where the effects of shortterm and longterm loading are taken
into account.
In clause IV.3 (5) this effect is already presented for crosssection submitted to centered axial
compressive force N x. ~. In this chapter VI. 1.2 concerning loading of combined axial
compression and bending moment , an additional condition (about the eccentricity e of axial load
Nx.Sd) is considered to decide if the influence of longterm behaviour of the concrete (creep and
shnnkage of concrete) has to be allowed for.
EC4 [4.8.3.5 (l)]  for shortterm loading :
EC2 [A.3.1] [A.3.4]
EC4 [4.8.3.5 (211 
where &m is the secant modulus of elasticity of the concrete according to Table
11. l),
according to Eurocode 2 (Ref. 2).
yc =1,35
for lowterm loading and slender columns:
if
and, ifeld 2:
exceeds the limits given in Table IV.9,
where Ecmand 'yc
Nx. Sd
NG.Sd
e
Mmax. Sd
d
are defined for shortterm loading,
is the applied design axial force,
is the part of the applied design axial force (Nx.sd) that is
permanently acting on the column,
is the nondimensional relative slenderness for flexural buckling
about relevant axis (h.y,h.z)(see clause IV.3 (4) and additional
comments in clause VI. 1.2 (l)),
  Mmax~~d , is the excentricity ofthe axial force,
NXSd
is the greatest design bendug moment calculated by firstorder
theory,
is the overall depth of the crosssection in the bending plane.
This effective elastic flexural stiffness of crosssection of a composite column is used to evaluate
the elastic critical load Ncr and the relative slenderness h , for relevant buckling axi s (see clause
IV.3 (4)).
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vI.2 Resistance of crosssections to combined compression and uniaxial bending (NLSd ;
My.Sd) Or (Ns.Sd ; MzSd)
Ref. 7
[8.3.3] (1) The resistance of composite member to combined compression and bending is detennined with the
help of a crosssection interaction curve. The different combined effects of actions applied to the
composite crosssection ( Nx . ~; My.& or ( Nx . ~; MZ.sd), shall be situated in the validity area
delimited by the NMcrosssection interaction curve (see Figure VI.3).
In a typical interaction curve of a member with steel section only, it is observed that the moment
resistance undergoes a continuous reduction with increase of the axial load (see Ref. 3 chapter 5).
However, it is shown in the interaction curve of a composite crosssection that the moment
resistauce may be increased by the presence of axial load. This is because the prestressing effect
of an axial compression may in certain circumstances, prevent concrete cracking and make the
concrete more effective in resisting moments [ ztd >1) (see Figure VI.3).
(2) The crosssection interaction curve can be found by considering different positions of the neutral
axi s over the whole crosssection and by determining the internal action effects from the resulting
stress blocks. This approach can only be carried out by computer analysis.
But, with the simplified method of Eurocode 4, it is possible to calculate by hand four or five
points (A, C, D, B and E) of the interaction curve. The exact interaction curve may be replaced
by the polygonal diagram (A(E)CDB) through these points as shown in Figure VI.4. This
simplified method is applicable to the design of composite columns with crosssections that are
symmetrical about both principal axes (y and 2).
EC4
[4.8.3.11]
1
Figure M.3 Crosssection interaction curve for compression and uniaxial bending
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EC4 Figure 4.12:
EC4
[4.8.3.11 (111
[4.8.3.11 (3)]
EC4
[4.8.3.11 (511
N
Npl.Rd
Npm.Rd
1
 N p. Rd
2
c
D
I / I
Figure VI.4 Crosssection interaction curve (with polygonal approximation) for compression
and uniaxial bending
The points on the interaction curve may be calculated assuming rectangular stress blocks and
concrete zones under tension as cracked.
The stress distributions corresponding to points A, B, C, D and E are given in Figure VIS for a
totally concreteencased Isection with bending about the major axi s of the steel section.
I I
For concrete filled hollow sections the plastic resistances may
be calculated with 0,85 f& being replaced by f& (see Figure
VIS (a =0,85 or I), clause VI.2 (3) and Table VI.3 c)).
. 
In general, the additional point E should be determined approximately midway between point A
and point C if the resistance of the member to axial compression ( x Npl.Rd) is greater than
Npm.Rd, where Npm.Rd is the plastic resistance of the concrete section alone.
For encased I sections with bending about major axis (yy) it is
not necessary to calculate the point E, because the interaction
curve is almost linear between points A and C.
Y
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IRef. Chapter VI  Members withcombined axial compressive force and bending moment
1
EC4
Figure 4.1 31
Point A (compression resistance Npl.Rd )
Point B (bending resistance Mpl.Rd )
M pl.Rd
Point c
M pl.Rd
4
Npm.Rd
Point D
M max.Rd
+
Npm.Rd
2
Point E
ME
4
N E
Notations : "" means compression stresses ; "+" means tension stresses
Figure VI.5 Stresses distributions corresponding to the interaction curve (Figure VI.4)
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I Ref. Chapter VI  Members withcombined axial compressive force and bending moment I
( 3) Determination of crosssection polygonal interaction curve (see Figures V. 4 and V. 5) :
 Point A marks the resistance to normal compressive axial force :
INA =N pl.u I (see chapter W.2 and additional comments in clause VI. 1.2 (l)),
~M A = 0 1
 Point B shows the stress distribution for bending moment resistance
where Wp, Wpc, Wpsare the plastic section moduli of the whole crosssection for
structural steel, for concrete part of the section (for the calculation
of Wpc the concrete is assumed to be uncracked) and for the
reinforcement (see Table VI.3),
are the plastic section moduli of the crosssection parts
withinthe region of 2 hn (see Figure VIS) for structural steel,
for concrete part of the section (for the calculation of Wpm the
concrete is assumed to be uncracked) and for the reinforcement
(see Table VI.3),
Wpan, Wpcn, Wpsn
fY
fkk
is the yield strength of the structural steel (see table IIS),
is the compression strength of the concrete (see table II. l),
a is a reduction factor depending on the type of crosssection :
fsk
is the yield strength of the reinforcement (see table 11.8),
are the partial dety factors at ultimate limit states for the structural
steel, concrete and reinforcement steel (see table II.10).
yc, ys
193
IRef. Chapter VI  Members withcombined axial compressive force and bending moment
I
 Point C also corresponds to the bending moment resistance but with additional compressed
region (over 2 hn) creating a normal compressive axial force :
where & is the whole area of concrete (see table IV.6),
a, f& and yc are defined for point B.
The stress difference between point C and point B is :
. *I
 Point D : at this point, the stress neutral axis lies wi thi nthe centroidal axis of the cross
section ; the axial resistance (over hn) is half the one of point C and the greatest bending
resistance is reached :
p/ (see point C),
fsk
+wps 
Y h h 2Yc Ys
tY +Wp fck
MrnaxRd =wp
where all parameters are defined for point B.
The stress difference between point D and point B is :
2
fsk
where Mn. Rd = W p  fY +Wpcn 2 afck +Wpsn 
YMa Yc Ys
 Point E : details are provided in Annex C of Eurocode 4 (Ref. 4: see C.6.3 ( 5) to (7) for
concreteencased Isections or see C.6.4 (3) to (5) for concretefilled hollow sections).
The equations for the position of the neutral axis, hn, are given for selected positions in the cross
sections. The resulting value of hn should lie within the limits of the assumed region.
194
I Ref. Chapter VI  Members with combined axial compressive force and bending moment I
EC4
[Annex C]
Table VI.3 a) Neutral axes and plastic section moduli for totally and partially concreteencased
steel profile bent about major axi s (yy)
Y
9
4 Y ezL
For the whole crosssection :
4n 2 31110 3
+(b  t )(h  tf)tf +r (h  2tf)+ r
t h2
wpa =w
4 2 3
For the crosssection Darts within the region of 2 hn :
case 1 :
case2 :
case 3 :
Wpan =t, h i
Neutral axis in the flange :
h
2
Neutral axis outside the steel section : ( <h n 5 $)
hn =Ac fcdAsn(2fsdfcd)+Aa(2fydfcd)
2bc fcd
wpan =wpa
Notations : see Table VI.3 c)
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IRef. ChaDter VI  Members withcombined axial compressive force and bending moment 1
Table VI.3 b) Neutral axes and plastic section moduli for totally and partially concreteencased
steel profile bent about minor axi s (zz)
t
h=hc
,
tf
For the whole crosssection :
tf b2 h2tf 2 4x 2 31~10 3
+ t, + r t, r
w p =2 4 2 3
For the crosssection parts within the region of 2 hn :
case 1 :
case 2 :
case 3 :
Neutral axi s in the web :
(hn 5%)
Ac fcd Asn (2fsd fed)
2hc fcd +2h(2fyd  f d)
hn =
Wpan=hh, 2
Neutral axi s in the flange :
b
Neutralaxisoutsidethesteelsection: (T<h, sh)
2
Ac fcd Asn (2fsd  f ~I )  ~a (2 fyd fed)
hn =
2hc fcd
Wpan"Wpa
Notations : see Table VI.3 c)
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Chapter VI  Members withcombined axial compressive force and bending moment 1
TableVI.3 c ) Neutral axes and plastic section moduli for concretefilled circular and
rectanmlar hollow sections
'
EC4
[Annex C]
i
1) bend in^about maior axi s Cw) :
 Rectangular hollow sections :
. For the whole crosssection :
h
(r +t)3 (r +t)2 (4  XI (   t  r)  wPc  wPs
wPa =4  5 2
bh2 2
n
Wps =CAsi lezil
1=1
For the crosssection arts wi thi nthe region of 2 hn : .
n
 Circular hollow sections :
The sameequations may beused with good approximation by
substituting h=b=d and r =d/2t.
2) Bending about minor ax i s Czz) : For bending about minor axi s (iz) the same equations as
for major axi s @y) may beused with exchanging the dimensions h and b as well as the
subscript z and y.
Notations : fyd
&A
fsd
'y~a, yc, ys are the partial safety factors at ULS (see Table 11. lO),
Aa, &, As are the crosssectional areas defined in Table IV.6,
n
Asi
A si
Asn
=fy / ' y ~a (see Table 11.5 for fy),
=0,85 f& / yc , for tables VI.3 a) and b),
=f& / yc , for table VI.3 c) (see Table II.1 for fck),
=f& / ys (see Table 11.8 for fsk),
is the number of reinforcement bars,
is the area of rebar i (=n cp2 / 4 , withcp =rebar diameter),
is the area of rebar i situated within the region of 2 hn,
is the sum of different areas Asi ,
or ezi distance of the rebar i of area Asi to the relevant middle line (z or y axis)
197
[Ref. Chapter VI  Members withcombined axial compressive force and bending moment
c c 3
c c
c c 3
vI.3 Stability of members t o combined compression and uniaxial bending (N,Sd;My.Sd) or
&Sd;Mz.Sd)
1 0
0 0725 x
1 03 x
EC4 [4.8.3.13]
Ref. 9
[4.5.3] (1)
EC4
[4.8.3.13(2)] (2)
EC4
[4.8.3.13(4)] (3)
The principle for checking the stability of composite member under combined compression and
uniaxial bending according to the Eurocode 4 simplified method is illustrated graphically in
Figure VI.6 where NM and MM are axi al force resistance and bending moment resistance of the
composite member. Figure VI.6 is derived from crosssection interaction curve (see chapter VI.2)
for the same bendmg plane of the applied moment.
Firstly, the resistance of the composite member under axial load has to be determined in the
absence of bending moment. This resistance ratio is given by x = bRd where Nb.M k the
1 Nd.Rd 1
I I
design flexural buckling resistance of the member (see chapter IV.3 and additional comments in
clauses V. 1.2 (1) and (2)), Npl.Rd is the design plastic resistance to compression of the composite
crosssection (see chapter IV.2 and additional comment in clause V.1.2 (1)) and where x factor
accounts for the influence of member imperfections and slenderness. In Figure VI.6 the bearing
capacity to axial load is represented by the value x . At the level of x a corresponding value for
bending can be read from the crosssection interaction curve. This bending moment
resistance pk Mpl.Rd is meant to bethe moment of imperfection of the composite member,
representing the secondorder moment due to imperfections of the member (Mpl .u is the plastic
moment resistance of the composite crosssection : see chapter VI.2).
The influence of the imperfections decreases when the axial load ratio (NRd / Npl.Rd) is less than
x and is assumed to vary linearly between x and Xn. For an axial load ratio less than xn, the
effects of imperfections is neglected. The value Xn accounts for the Eact that the imperfections and
the bending moment do not always act unfavourably together. For end moments the ratio Xn may
where r is the ratio of the lesser to the greater end moment as shown in
Table VI.4 and x d is defined hrther in clause VI.3 (4).
In other cases of bending moment distribution wi thi nthe member length (for instance, transverse
loads)
Table vI.4
should be taken as zero.
Typical values of Xn
11 Bending moment distribution wi thi nthe member length 1 Ratio r I Value xn
EC4
[4.8.3.13(3)] (4) With a design axial force applied to the member Nx.s , the axial load ratio is defined as
198
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The corresponding bending resistance of the crosssection is given by pd Mpl.Rd , where
issued from the interaction curve (see Figure VI.6).
EC4
[4.8.3.13(5)] (5) By reading off the horizontal distance from the interaction curve (see Figure VI.6), the moment
resistance ratio, p, may be obtained and the moment resistance of the composite member under
combined compression and bending may then be evaluated.
The value p defines the ultimate moment resistance that is still available, having taken into
account the influence of secondorder effects in the member. According to Figure VI.6 the length
p is calculated from :
is
"t Npl.Rd
7
t 0' I
\
Figure VI.6 Design procedure for compression and uniaxial bending interaction
III certain regions of the interaction curve, the moment resistance ratio is allowed to be greater
thanunity in the presence of axial load. This is due to the fact that in the presence of axial load,
the amount of concrete in tension and thus cracked is reduced, and more concrete is included in
the evaluation of the moment resistance. However, if the bending moment and the applied load are
independent of each other, the value of p must be limited to 1,0 : p I 1,0 . On the countrary the
value of p may be greater than 1,0 if the bending moment MSd is due solely to the action of the
eccentricity of the force Nx.Sd, e.g. in an isolated cohmn without transverse loads acting between
the column ends.
[4.8.3.13(8)] (6) Eurocode 4 considers that the member in combined compression and uniaxial bending has
sufficient resistance ifthe following condition is satisfied :
[4.8.3.13 (7)]
LMSd 5 039 Cc M pl.Rd I
where MSd is the maximum design bending moment applied within the column
length, which may be hctored to allow for secondader effects, if
necessary (see chapter VI. 1. l),
is the moment resistance ratio obtained from the crosssection
interaction curve (see clause VI.3 (5)),
is the plastic moment resistance of the composite crosssection (see
chapter VI.2).
P
Mp1.M
199
p.
Chapter VI  Members withcombined axial compressive force and bending moment
Ref. 12
@p. 5859) (7)
Ref. 9 @. 25)
The interaction curve has been determined without considering the strain limitations in the
concrete. Hence the moments, including secondader effects if necessary, are calculated using the
effective elastic flexural stiflkess, (E I)e , and taking into account the entire concrete area of the
crosssection (i.e. concrete is uncracked). Consequently, a reduction factor of O,9 is applied to the
moment resistance as shown in equation aforementioned to allow for the simplifications in this
approach.
The advantage of this simplified method of calculation is its applicability for any double
symmetrical crosssection. Althrough the polygonal course lies beneath the exact interaction
curve, the design not always lies on the conservative side.
If the deviation between polygonal course and exact curve is very large in the region of the
moment of imperfection (at the height of x in Figure VI.6), an smal l on the other side at the
normal force (at Xd in Figure VI.6), a too small imperfection is taken into account. In this case
the f i f th point E of the interaction curve presented in chapter VI.2 has to be determined nearly in
the middle between point A and point C.
For concreteencased Isections with bending about the strong axis of the section the exact
interaction curve takes an almost linear course between point A and C, so that point E need not
be determined in this case.
For concretefilled hollow sections, the interaction curve AECDB as shown in Figure VI.4 may
be preferred as it will give more economical design, especially for columns under high axial load
and low end moments, although much calculation effort is required. For better approximation, the
position of point E may be chosen to be closer to point A rather than being midway between
points A and C. Refer to Eurocode 4 for more infoxmation.
M. 4 Resistance of crosssections to combined compression and biaxial bending (NLSd,
My.Sd and MaSd)
For the design of a composite member under combined compression and biaxial bending,
verification of crosssection resistance has to be performed separately for each bending axis. The
applied effects of actions combined as (Nx.Sd, My.sd) and (Nx.Sd, MZ.sd), have to lie in the valid
area of the respective crosssection interaction curves calculated for bending about major axis
(yy) and for bending about minor axis (zz) (see chapter VI.2).
vI.5 Stability of members to combined compression and biaxial bending (N,Sd, My&j and
[4.8.3.14(2)]( 1)
EC4
[4.8.3.14(4)] (2)
MaSd)
For the design of a composite member under combined compression and biaxial bending, the
axial resistance of the member in the presence of bending moment for each axis has to be
evaluated separately. In general, it will be obvious which of the axes is more likely to fhil and the
imperfectdons need to be considered only for this direction as shown in Figure VI.7 (where failure
is expected to occur for bending about z axis). If it is not evident which plane is the most critical,
checks should be made for both bending vlanes.
The evaluation of the moment resistance ratios py and pz for both axes is carried out on basis of
crosssection interaction curves (see chapter VI.2). If the failure plane is known it is only
necessary to consider the effect of geometric imperfections in the critical plane of member
buckling (pz in Figure VI.7) and, the moment resistance ratio p in the other plane (py in Figure
VI.7) may be evaluated without the consideration of imperfectections.
The interaction of the bending moments must also be checked using the moment interaction curve
as shown in Figure VI.7. This linear interaction curve is cut off at 0,9 py and 0,9 pz. The design
moments, my.^and MZ.& related to the respective plastic moment resistances, must lie within
the moment interaction curve.
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Chapter VI  Members with combined axial compressive force and bending moment 1
EC4 14.8.3.14 ( 5) ]
(3) Eurocode 4 considers that the member has sufficient resistance if all the following conditions are
satisfied :
Mm I 0,9,
P z Mpl.zRd
md, MY.M + Mz.Sd I 1,o
Py Mpl.y.Rd PZ Mpl.zRd
where , in the case of Figure W.7,
VZ
W.3)7
is evaluated from crosssection interaction curve (see chapter VI.2),
PLY
Mpley.Rd and Mpl.z.Rd are the plastic moment resistanas of the composite cross
section (see chapter VI.2).
1" Npi.Rd
M z.Rd
Mpl.z.Rd
*
l'O x z 
y .     &    A    
M z.Rd
I
I 5pl.z.Rd
I 1\
1 I
*
0 p d 1,0
t" Npl.Rd
a) Plane (xy) expected to fail, with b) Plane (xz) without consideration
consideration of imperfections of imperfections
M y.Rd
I, 
M pl.y.Rd 079 CLy p y
z
Figure M. 7 Verification for combined compression and biaxial bending
20 1
IRef. Chapter VI  Members with combined axial compressive force and bending moment
M.6
(1) Similary to explanations given in chapter N.1.3, the design transverse shear forces (Vz.w
Vy.sd) may be assumed to act on the steel section alone, or to share between the steel section and
the concrete. The shear force to be resisted by the concrete must be considered accordmg to
Eurocode 2 @f. 2), whereas the shear force to be resisted by the steel section can be checked
using the von Mises criterion. Figure VI.8 shows the reduction of normal stresses in the shear
area (Av) of the steel section under transverse shear stress, for the case of totally encased Iprofile
bent about major yy axis.
Influence of transverse shear forces


where
1 ) MV.y.Rd
VLSd
Figure VI.8 Reduction of normal stresses of steel profile wi thi nshear area in the presence of
transverse shear stress
EC4
t4.4.3 (111 (2) If the design value of the transverse shear force is allocated to the steel section alone and if :
where Vp l . z . ~ , V p l . y . ~ are the design plastic she& resistance about minor axis (zz) and
major (yy) axes of steel profile (see chapter V.2.4. l),
no reduction needs to be made in the resistance moments.
(3) For the resistance of the steel crosssection submitted alone to combined shear force (VZ.Sd or
Vy.sd) and uniaxial bending moment (My.Sd or MZ.sd) if the design value of transverse shear
force
lvSd >o$vpl.Rd I e& shear)
then interaction between shear force and bending moment shall be considered. In this case the
design value of bending moment MM shall satisfj at each crosssection :
lMSd 5 MV.Rdl 9 but lMV.Rd Mpl.Rd I
where MV.M is the reduced design plastic resistance moment of the composite
crosssection allowing for the transverse shear force (see following
clauses VI.6 (3) and ( 5) ) ,
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1 Ref.
Chapter VI  Members with combined axial compressive force and bending moment I
Mp1.m
is the design plastic resistance moment of the composite cross
section (see chapter VI.2 and Tables VI.3).
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I
p.4.3 (2)]
(4) For design purposes, the reduction in the design steel strength (fy.& in the shear area (AV) of the
steel section may be transformed into a reduction in steel thickness of that shear area (Av) :
tw.red, tf.d or tred (see Table VIS).
Table VIS
Reduced steel thickness trd allowing for transverse shear force
EC4
[4.4.3(2)]
Ifhigh shear
1 VSd >095Vpl.Rd
Type of crossssctionS and applied loading
iVz.Sd 1Vz.Sd
where
Pz
e
P
tf
tW
t
fY
Ya
is the flange thickness,
is the web thickness,
is the wall thickness,
is the yield strength of steel profile (see Table US),
is the partial safety factor at ULS for structural steel (see Table PI. lO),
Avey and AV
are the shear areas about different loading axes (see chapter
V.2.4.1, Table V.9).
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I Ref. Chapter VI  Members withcombined axial compressive force and bending moment
EC4
[4.8.3.11 (I)]
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Using the reduced effective thickness tw.red, t f . d or t d of the web or the flange of the steel
section, the moment resistance of the composite crosssection (respectively Mv.~.M, M V . ~ . ~
or Mv.Rd) may be evaluated using the same set of expressions given in chapter VI.2 and Tables
VI.3 without any modification. The determination of the crosssection interaction curves for
(Nxa Vz. u and My.sa> and (Nxa V y . ~ and MZ.& combined loading can be carried out
withthe same method given in chapter VI.2 and the checks of composite members should follow
the same procedure provided in chapters VI.2 to VIS.
Ref. 9
14.71 ( 5) For simplicity, the division of the shear force between the steel section and the concrete may be
neglected, and the design shear force is allocated to the steel section alone. In practice, it is
unlikely that shear will have any influence on the design of composite columns.
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Chapter W  Composite slabs or concrete slabs 1
VI1 COMPOSITE SLABS OR
CONCRETE SLABS
205
Ref. Chapter VI1  Composite slabs or concrete slabs
VI1 Composite slabs or concrete slabs
,
:ef. 7 [5]
1.1 Generalities
kef. 7 [5.1]
: ~ 4 [7]
(1) This chapter VII reviews the different forms of concrete slab that may be used in conjunction
with composite beams, and the factors that influence the design of the beams. The detailed design
of composite slabs, which is covered in chapter 7 of Eurocode 4 (Ref. 4), is not treated in this
handbook.
(2) Three types of concrete slab are often used in combination with composite beams. These three
types are listed as follows :
 Solid slab : this is a slab with no internal voids or ribs openings, normally castin place
using traditional wooden formwork (see Figure 11.3).
 Cornuosite slab : this is a slab which is castinplace using decking (coldformed profiled
steel sheeting) as permanent formwork to the concrete slab. When ribs of the decking have
a reentrant shape andor are provided with embossments that can transmit longitudinal
forces between the decking and the concrete, the resulting slab acts as a composite slab in
the direction of the decking ribs (see Figure 11.3 and Figure VII. 1).
 Precast concrete slab : this is a slab consisting of prefabricated concrete units and castin
place concrete. There are two forms that may be used : thi n precast concrete plate elements
of approximately 50 mmthickness are used as a formwork for solid slabs or alternatively,
deep precast concrete elements are used for longer spans with a thi n layer of castinplace
concrete as a wearing surface. Deep precast concrete uni ts often have hollow cores which
serve to reduce their dead weight (see Figure 11.3).
I
,
.
No further information is given on solid slabs or precast concrete slabs in this chapter VII. For
those cases reference should be made respectively to Eurocode 2 (Ref. 2) and to Eurocode 4 (Ref.
4, chapter 8).
(3) In the design of composite slabs the following aspects have to be considered :
:C4 [4.2.2]
 The crosssectional geometry of the slab : In some cases the full crosssectional area of the
slab cannot be used for composite beam calculations. A reduced or effective cross
sectional area must be calculated. Formulae for determining effective slab widths are given
in chapter V.2.1.
 The influence of the slab on the shear connection between the slab and the beam : stud
behaviour and maximum strength may be modified due to the shape of the ribs in the slab
(see chapter V.2.7.3). The correct placement of studs relative to ribs is of great importance
(see chapter V.2.7.4).
 The quantity and placement of transverse reinforcement : transverse reinforcement is used
to ensure that longitudinal shear failure or splitting of the concrete does not occur before
failure of the composite beam itself (see chapter V.2.7.5).
3C4 [6.3.3]
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[Ref. Chapter VII  Composite slabs or concrete slabs
a) Composite slab withreentrant deck Drofile
mesh
I U U \
I
1 m
1
w
I\ I\ \
1  4 I
I
t i
I
I
of sheet
embossments
b) Comwsite slab with trapezoidal deck Drofile. showing the main geometrical Darameters
Figure VII.l Typical composite slabs
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1 Ref. Chapter VI1  Compositeslabs or concrete slabs I
VI13 Initial slab design
VII.2.1 Proportions of composite slab
Ref. 7 [5.2]
Ref. 7 [5.2.1](1) Typical composite slabs are shown in Figure W. 1. In general such slabs consist of : deckmg
(cold formed profiled steel sheeting), concrete and light mesh reinforcement. There are many
types of decking currently marketed in Europe. These can be, however, broadly classified into
two groups :
 Reentrant rib geometries. An example of such a profile is shown in Figure W. 1 a). Note
that embossements are often placed on the top flange of the deck.
 Ouen or trauezoidal rib geometries. An example of such a profile is shown in Figures
W. 1 b). Note that embossements are often placed on the webs of the deck.
(2) Composite slab depths range from 100 to 200 mm; 120 to 180 mm being the most common
depending on the fire resistance requirements.
(3) Decking rib geometries may vary considerably in form, width and depth. Typical rib heights, hp
are between 40 mm and 85 mm. Centreline distances between ribs generally vary between 150
mm and 300 mm. Embossment shapes and sheet overlaps also vary between decking
manufhcturers .
(4) In general, the sheet steel is hotdipped galvanised with 0,02 mm of zinc coating on each side.
The base material is coldformed steel with thicknesses between 0,75 mmand 1,5 mm. The yield
strength f& of the steel is in the range of 220 to 350 N/mm2.
(5) Deeper decks permit longer spans to be concreted without the need for propping. Ribs deeper
than 85 mm, however, are not treated in this handbook. For such ribs composite action with the
steel beammay be significantly reduced, thus requiring special attention.
VII.2.2 Construction condition
(1) Normally, decking is first used as a construction platform. This means that it supports
construction operatives, their tools and other material commonly found on construction sites.
Good construction practice requires that the decking sheets beattached to each other and to all
permanent supports using screws or shotfired nails.
(2) Next, the decking is used as formwork so that it supports the weight of the wet concrete,
reinforcement and the concreting gang. The maximum span length of the decking without
propping can be calculed according to the rules given in Part 1.3 or Annex A of Eurocode 3.
Characteristic loads for the construction phase are intruduced in addition to the self weight of the
slab (see chapter III).
(3) Typically, decking with a steel thickness of 1,2 mm, and a rib height hp of 60 mm, can span
between 3 m and 3 3 m without propping.
VII.2.3 Composite action
Ref. 7 [5.2.2]
Ref. 7 [5.2.3] After the concrete has hardened, composite action is achieved by the combination of chemical
bond and mechanical interlock between the steel decking and the concrete. The chemical bond is
unreliable and is not taken into account in design. Composite slab design is generally based on
information provided by the decking manufacturer, in the form of allowable imposed load tables.
These values are determined from test results and their interpretation as required in Eurocode 4
(Ref. 4 : 10.3). In most catalogues the resistance to imposed load is given as a function of decking
type and steel sheet thickness, slab thickness, span length and the number of temporary supports.
Generally, these resistances are well in excess of the applied loads, indicating that composite
action is satisfactory or that the design is controlled by other limitations. However, care should be
taken to read the catalogue for any limitations or restrictions due to dynamic loads, and
concentrated point and line loads.
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I
1R.f. Chapter W  Composite slabs or concrete slabs
Maximum Span : Deph ratios
Normal weight concrete
Light weight concrete
VII.2.4 Deflections
Ref. 7 [5.2.4]
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[7.6.2.2]
(1) Deflection calculations in reinforced concrete are notoriously i naccurate, and therefore some
approximations are justified to obtain an estimate for the deflections of a composite slab. The
stiffhess of a composite slab may be calculated from the cracked section properties of a
reinforced concrete slab, by treating the crosssectional area of declung as an equivalent
reinforcing bar.
End span Internal span Single span
35 38 32
30 33 27
(2) However, if the maximum ratio of span length to slab depth @slab (=hp +h&u Figure VII. 1 b))
is within the limits of Table W. l no deflection check is needed. The end span should be
considered as the general case for design. In this case it is assumed that minimum anticrack
reinforcement exists at the supports. Experience shows that imposed load deflections do not
exceed spd350 when using the span to depth ratios shown in Table W.1. More rehed
deflection calculations will lead to greater span to depth ratios than those given in Table W. 1.
Table VII.l Maximum span to depth ratios of composite slabs (L / hslab)
VII.3 Influence of decking on the design of composite beams
Ref. 7 [5.3]
(1) Profiled steel decking performs a number of important roles, and influences the design of the
composite beamin a number of ways. It :
 may provide lateral restraint to the steel beams during constructions (see chapter V.2.5.2),
 causes a possible reduction in the design resistance of the shear connectors (see chapter
V.2.7.3),
 may act under some conditions as transverse reinforcement leading to a reduction in the
amount of bar reinforcement needed (see chapter V.2.7.5).
(2) The orientation of the sheeting is important. Decking ribs may be oriented in two ways with
respect to the composite beam :
 decking ribs transverse to the steel beam. The decking may be discontinuous (see Figure
VII.2 a)), or continuous (see Figure VII.2 b)) over the top flange of the beam ,
 decking ribs parallel to the steel beam (see Figure VII.2 c) and d)).
The shear connectors may be welded through the decking, or placed in holes formed in the
troughs of the declung. In the latter case the shear connectors can also be welded to the steel beam
offsite. When the through welding procedure is used on site, studs may not be welded through
more than one sheet and overlapping of sheets is not permitted (see chapter V.2.7.4).
210
I Ref.
Chapter VI1  Compositeslabs or concrete slabs I
I
a) discontinuous declang b) continuous declung
@ Deckinp ribs transverse to the beam
c) 4
@ Deckinp ribs parallel to the beam
~
Figure VII.2 Orientation of profiled steel decking
VII.3.1 Ribs transverse to the beam
Ref. 7 [5.3.1]
The concrete slab in the direction of the beam is not a homogeneous (solid) slab (see Figure VII.2
a) and b)). This has important consequences for the design of the composite beam, as only the
depth of concrete over the ribs acts in compression (see chapter V.2.5.1). Additionally, there is
often a significant influence on the resistance of the shear connectors due to the shape of the deck
profile (see chapter V.2.7.3).
VII.3.2 Ribs parallel to the beam
Ref. 7 [5.3.2]
In the construction phase, decking with this orientation is not considered effective in resisting
lateral torsional buckling of the steel beam(see Figure MI.2, c) and d)),
In this case, the complete crosssection of the slab may be used in calculating the moment
resistance of the beam(see chapter V.2.5.1). The orientation of the ribs also implies that there
will be little reduction in the studs due to the ribs in the concrete slab (see chapter V.2.7.3).
211
IRef. Chapter VII  Composite slabs or concrete slabs 1
VII.4 Minimum transverse reinforcement
Ref. 7 [5.5]
(1) Transverse reinforcement must beprovided in the slab to ensure that longitudinal shearing failure
or splitting does not occur before the failure of the composite beamitself (see chapter V.2.7.5).
(2) The steel decking is not allowed to participate as transverse reinforcement unless there is an
effective means of transferring tension into the slab, such as by throughdeck welding of the shear
connectors. Where the decking is continuous, the decking is effective in transferring tension and
can act as transverse reinforcement. This is not necessarily the case if the ribs are parallel to the
beambecause of overlaps in the sheeting.
(3) Minimum amounts of transverse reinforcement are required. The reinforcement should be
distributed uniformly. The minimum amount is 0,002 times the concrete section above the ribs.
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