Experimental shear resistance evaluation of Y-type perfobond rib shear connector

Sang Hyo Kim, Kyu Tae Choi, Se Jun Park, Seung Min Park, Chi Young Jung

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Recently due to the increase in the construction of the steel-concrete composite structures, researches on shear connector which is capable of composite behavior of two members have been widely studied. This study evaluated the behavior of Y-type perfobond rib shear connector which is superior in shear resistance and ductility than conventional perfobond rib shear connector. Also, it suggested a shear resistance equation based on the push-out test. Firstly, various types of the proposed Y-type perfobond rib shear connectors have been examined to evaluate the effect on design variables such as strength of concrete, transverse rebar, thickness of rib, and Y-shape angle. As a result, the experiment showed that the higher the concrete strength, the shear resistance increased, while ductility decreased. In addition, transverse rebar significantly impacted both shear resistance and ductility to increase. Moreover, as thickness of ribs increased, shear resistance increased and ductility decreased. It was also proven that Y-shape angle has an effect on shear resistance and ductility to grow. Furthermore, it was indicated that Y-type perfobond rib shear connector has higher shear resistance and ductility than the conventional perfobond rib shear connector by comparing and estimating the experimental results. Lastly, the effect of bearing resistance, transverse rebar, dowel resistance by holes, and dowel resistance by Y-shape ribs on shear resistance was estimated by regression analysis. Through the result, the shear resistance equation was suggested to predict shear resistance of Y-type perfobond shear connector.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Constructional Steel Research
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Funding Information:
This study also has been supported in part by Yonsei University, Center for Future Infrastructure System, a Brain Korea 21 program, Korea . This work was also supported by the Innovations in Nuclear Power Technology (Development of Nuclear Energy Technology) of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) grant funded by the Korea government Ministry of Knowledge Economy ( 2010 T100101065 ).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys


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