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M. Composite Decks

STAAD.Pro can model composite steel deck systems for design.

An important feature to note is that when the structure is modified, the deck automatically gets modified with it. Note that when the dimension of the structure is changed along the length from 30 ft to 40 ft, the deck gets modified with the structure and there is no need to redefine the deck all over again. The deck loading is also revised automatically.

Original structure Modified structure

Composite deck and load update with structure changes

The design parameters for the composite deck are already defined through the interface. Few additional design parameters like TRACK can be assigned, if so desired, and finally, design commands like CHECK CODE has to be assigned to the composite deck.