Test Arrangement of Small-scale Shear Tests of Composite Slabs
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Composite slab consists of the layer of concrete above the trapezoidal sheeting. The sheeting serves as a lost formwork as well as a tension bearing member after the hardening of concrete. The interaction between the sheeting and the concrete is necessary for composite action and can be ensured by prepressed embossments in the sheeting. According to nowadays codes, full scale bending tests are required in the design of the new sheeting of this type of composite slabs. An alternative longitudinal shear tests of a small part of the slab have already been derived by many authors. However, the testing arrangement is not unified. The results of the shear tests can be influenced by the magnitude and the way of application of the clamping force, the loading speed, the interface conditions and others. This paper presents a proposal of the testing arrangement and the recommendations for the testing procedure of small-scale shear tests. The recommendations are posted based on the results of several series of performed laboratory tests.
Keywordscomposite slab; embossments, longitudinal shear, small-scale test, design method, end anchorage
Document typePeer reviewed
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SourceProcedia Engineering. 2016, vol. 161, issue 2016, p. 716-721.