D1.B.1.7 Composite Beam Design as per AISC-ASD
In G.6.7 Composite Beams and Composite Decks of this manual, two methods of specifying the properties of a beam as a composite section (I-shaped beam with concrete slab on top) are described. Those members can be designed as composite beams in accordance with the AISC ASD code provisions. If the properties are assigned using the explicit method as defined in Section 1.7.7, the design parameters must be separately assigned. The CMP parameter in particular must be set a value of 1 or 2. If the properties are derived from the composite decks, the design parameters are automatically generated during the deck creation phase, and hence no separate parameters need to be assigned.
Other parameters used in the design of composite members are: DIA, DR1, DR2, FPC, HGT, PLTHICK, PLWIDTH, RBHEIGHT, RBWWIDTH, SHR, THK, and WIDTH. Refer to D1.B.1.2 Design Parameters for details on design parameters.