Finite Element Modeling and Parametric Study on Floor Steel Beam Concrete Slab System in Non-Composite Action.
This study aims to show, the strength of steel beam-concrete slab system without using shear connectors (known as a non-composite action), where the effect of the friction force between the concrete slab and the steel beam has been investigated, by using finite element simulation.
The proposed finite element model has been verified based on comparison with an experimental work. Then, the model was adopted to study the system strength with a different steel beam and concrete slab profile. ABAQUS has been adopted in the preparation of all numerical models for this study.
After validation of the numerical models, a parametric study was conducted, with linear and non-linear Regression analysis. An equation regarding the concrete slab-steel beam system strength in non-composite action has been pointed out. Where the actual strength of the beam without using shear connectors has been located in between the full composite action and non-composite action. However, partial-composite action has been noted, due to the effectiveness of friction force which makes the beam behave as composite before the slip occurs.