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Title: Analysis and design of steel-concrete composite sandwich systems subjected to extreme loads
Authors: Sohel, K.M.A. 
Liew, J.Y.R. 
Zhang, M.H. 
Keywords: blast load
composite structure
impact load
J-hook connector
lightweight concrete
sandwich plate
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Citation: Sohel, K.M.A., Liew, J.Y.R., Zhang, M.H. (2011-09). Analysis and design of steel-concrete composite sandwich systems subjected to extreme loads. Frontiers of Architecture and Civil Engineering in China 5 (3) : 278-293. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper presents the design guide based on analytical, numerical and experimental investigation of Steel-concrete-steel (SCS) sandwich structural members comprising a lightweight concrete core with density ranged from 1300 to 1445 kg/m3 subjected to static, impact and blast loads. The performance of lightweight sandwich members is also compared with similar members with normal weight concrete core and ultra high strength concrete core (fc = 180 MPa). Novel J-hook shear connectors were invented to prevent the separation of face plates from the concrete core under extreme loads and their uses are not restricted by the concrete core thickness. Flexural and punching are the primary modes of failure under static point load. Impact test results show that the SCS sandwich panels with the J-hook connectors are capable of resisting impact load with less damage in comparison than equivalent stiffened steel plate panels. Blast tests with 100 kg TNT were performed on SCS sandwich specimens to investigate the key parameters that affect the blast resistance of SCS sandwich structure. Plastic yield line method is proposed to predict the plastic capacity and post peak large deflection of the sandwich plates. Finally, an energy balanced model is developed to analyze the global behavior of SCS sandwich panels subjected to dynamic load. © 2011 Higher Education Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Source Title: Frontiers of Architecture and Civil Engineering in China
ISSN: 16737407
DOI: 10.1007/s11709-011-0120-z
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