Accuracy evaluation of Gamma-method for deflection prediction of partial composite beams
Paper in proceedings, 2018

In this paper a precise model is established for deflection prediction of mechanically jointed beams with partial composite action. High accuracy of the proposed method is demonstrated through comparison with a comprehensive finite element (FE) modelling for a timber-concrete partial composite beam. Next, the obtained numerical results are compared with gamma-method, a well-known simplified solution for timber engineers according to the Eurocode 5. Validity and accuracy level of the gamma-method are investigated for various boundary conditions as well as different values of beam length-to-depth ratio, and discussed in details.

Partial composite

Exact solution

Shear deformations

Gamma-method

Author

Rasoul Atashipour

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Pierre Landel

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Mohammad Al-Emrani

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

2018 World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2018)

2018 World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2018)
Seoul, South Korea,

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Applied Mechanics

Building Technologies

Areas of Advance

Building Futures

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