Composite Steel Beam Design using S-FRAME and S-STEEL

Composite steel beams combine the compressive strength of concrete with the tensile strength of steel to facilitate efficient yet structurally sound designs. If correctly designed, composite steel beams can have longer beam spans, reduced steel beam sizes, and less deflection than standard steel beams.  Engineers must carefully consider pre-composite, and composite loading conditions for serviceability and ultimate limit states to ensure the underlying beams, shear connectors, camber, and more are sufficient for code requirements.
Altair S-FRAME utilizes a staged construction approach to design shored and unshored composite floor systems that consider pre-composite and composite behavior. This webinar walks through a composite beam design workflow: