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Structural behaviour of hybrid composite-concrete floors: Experimental validation and analytical simulation

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

Hybrid composite-concrete elements are increasingly developed because of their lightweight and durable
properties. This paper investigates the structural behaviour of a new hybrid composite concrete floor –
based on the beam-and-block concept – analytically and experimentally. Experiments on two identical
hybrid floors of 3 m span demonstrate the structural feasibility of this floor concept as the loadbearing
and stiffness requirements are largely met, both in casting and permanent stage. These floors exhibit sufficient
stiffness in the transverse direction and thus allow an analytical prediction based on beam calculations.
These simulations predict the casting deflection as well as the overall load-deflection behaviour
accurately.
Journal: Construction and Building Materials
ISSN: 0950-0618
Volume: 125
Pages: 790
Number of pages: 10
Publication year:2016
Keywords:Materials science, General & traditional engineering