FEASIBILITY OF USING BOLTED SHEAR CONNECTOR WITH COLD-FORMED STEEL IN COMPOSITE CONSTRUCTION

Mustapha Muhammad Lawan, Mahmood Md. Tahir, Emad Hosseinpour
2016 Jurnal Teknologi  
In conventional composite construction for hot-rolled steel (HRS) section, the composite action is usually achieved by using headed studs shear connectors. But, for cold-formed steel (CFS) section, the use of headed studs is not feasible as the section is very thin and difficult to be weld. Therefore, an innovative way of shear connection mechanism of using bolt and nut is suggested in this study. This paper presents the feasibility of using bolt as shear connector by presenting experimental
more » ... ing experimental test results so as to explore more on their capability to be used as shear connectors. The study investigated the structural capability of the proposed bolted shear connector when used in concrete known as Selfcompacting concrete (SCC) integrated with CFS to provide the required composite action. Push out test specimens with bolted shear connector of grade 8.8 at designated intervals longitudinally spaced were fabricated, cast and tested to failure. The results showed that the proposed shear connector was structurally capable and also an appreciable strength resistance was achieved.
doi:10.11113/jt.v78.9226 fatcat:2d4loxqyszai7b3vnswvigyliu