Document Type


Date of Award

Summer 8-31-1998

Degree Name

Master of Science in Civil Engineering - (M.S.)


Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Edward G. Dauenheimer

Second Advisor

Walter Konon

Third Advisor

John R. Schuring


The purpose of this thesis is to provide an introduction in the design of composite columns. The design methods according to AISC and Eurocode 4 are summarized and provide a procedure to design a composite column. In addition, equation are derived to determine the nominal flexural strength of typical composite cross-sections.



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