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Composite beam design at elevated temperature: comparisons between different temperature distributions in the concrete flange

Several resources give guidance on the temperature profile through composite slabs; BS 5950-8, EN 1994-1-2 and NCCI PN005C-GB. Ricardo Pimentel of the SCI discusses the impact of these alternative profiles on the design of composite beams at elevated temperature.

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