Shear behavior and analytical model of perfobond connectors

Shuangjie Zheng, Yuqing Liu*, Teruhiko Yoda, Weiwei Lin

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    In steel and concrete composite girders, the load transfer between the steel beam and the concrete slab is commonly ensured by installing shear connectors. In this paper, to investigate the nonlinear behavior of perfobond connectors, a total of 60 push-out specimens were fabricated and tested with the variables for the hole diameter, the concrete strength, the thickness of concrete slab, the diameter, strength and existence of perforating rebar, the thickness, height and distance of perfobond ribs. The failure mode and the load-slip behavior of perfobond connectors were obtained. A theoretical model was put forward to express the load-slip relationship. Analytical formulas of shear capacity and peak slip were also proposed considering the interaction between the concrete dowel and the perforating rebar. The calculation results of the proposals agreed well with the experimental values.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)71-89
    Number of pages19
    JournalSteel and Composite Structures
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 20


    • Composite Bridge
    • Load-Slip Behavior
    • Perfobond Connector
    • Push-Out Test
    • Theoretical Model

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Building and Construction
    • Metals and Alloys


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