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International Journal of Steel Structures

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 733–746 | Cite as

Experimental Study of the Mechanical Performance of Corrugated Steel Plate-Concrete Composite Structures

  • Baodong LiuEmail author
  • Zhenan Zhang
  • Minqiang Zhang
  • Xiaoxi Wang
Article

Abstract

This paper presents a comparative study on the composite structure of Corrugated Steel Plate (CSP) with normal and rubberized concrete. One CSP-normal-concrete plate and two CSP arch structures composited with different concretes are established. A theoretical section-property deduction is derived, which demonstrated that the flexural rigidity of such composite structure increased notably. Static and dynamic mechanical experiments are also conducted. Experimental results agree with expectations, and the measured results on plate structures verified the effectiveness of the analytical and numerical solutions. Comparing the deflection of two composite arches shows that the rubberized concrete composite arch has smaller flexural and compressive stiffnesses, resulting in larger deflection. The rubberized concrete composite arch has higher steel stress, lower concrete stress and better energy-dissipating capacity compared with the normal concrete composite arch. Therefore, the CSP-rubberized concrete composite structure is more suitable for anti-shock and earthquake-resistant structures.

Keywords

Composite structure Corrugated-steel plate Rubberized concrete Experimental study Mechanical performance 

List of symbols

\(I^{\prime }\)

The total moment of inertia

\(A^{\prime }\)

The total area

\(\alpha_{e}\)

The modulus ratio of steel and concrete

\(A_{c}\)

Primary concrete area

\(A_{c}^{\prime }\)

Converted equivalent steel area

\(b\)

Wave pitch of the CSP

\(b_{eq}\)

Length of equivalent steel materials transformed by former concrete

\(T\)

Width of concrete covering

\(t\)

Plate thickness of CSP

\(h\)

Wave depth of CSP

\(y_{c}\)

The centroid of the concrete

\(y_{cp}\)

The centroid of the composite section

\(E_{s}\)

Modulus of steel

\(E_{c}\)

Modulus of concrete

\(A_{s}\)

Area of steel

\(I_{s}\)

CSP’s moment of inertia

\(\delta\)

Vertical deflection

\(\sigma_{spt}\)

Steel normal stress

\(M\)

Bending moment under external load

\(M^{\prime }\)

Bending moment of micro-segment ds under unit load

\(E_{s} I^{\prime }\)

The flexural rigidity

\(y^{\prime }\)

The distance between the centroid and the corrugation valley

\(y\)

The distance between the centroid and top of concrete

\(\sigma_{cpt}\)

Concrete stress

\(\alpha_{el}\)

Ratio between modulus of steel and normal concrete

\(E_{cpt}\)

Modulus of normal concrete

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51478030). The authors of this paper would like to warmly thank the Hebei Tengshida Metal Structure Corporation for their assistance during experimental testing.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Baodong Liu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Zhenan Zhang
    • 2
  • Minqiang Zhang
    • 3
  • Xiaoxi Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Civil EngineeringBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Beijing General Municipal Engineering Design & Research Institute Co., LtdBeijingChina
  3. 3.China Civil Engineering Construction CorporationBeijingChina

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