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Cost Comparison of R.C.C, Steel and Composite Structures


Dr S H Mahure , BNCOE Pusad


Composite Structures, R.C.C


Reinforced concrete structures are mostly used in India since this is the most convenient & economic system for low-rise buildings. However, for medium to high-rise buildings this type of structure is no longer economic because of increased dead load, less stiffness, span restriction and hazardous formwork. So the Structural engineers are facing the challenge of striving for the most efficient and economical design solution. Also Wind & Earthquake engineering should be extended to the design of wind & earthquake sensitive tall buildings. Use of composite material is of particular interest, due to its significant potential in improving the overall performance through rather modest changes in manufacturing and constructional technologies. In India, many consulting engineers are reluctant to accept the use of composite steel-concrete structure because of its unfamiliarity and complexity in its analysis and design. But literature says that if properly configured, then composite steel-concrete system can provide extremely economical structural systems with high durability, rapid erection and superior seismic performance characteristics. This paper discusses comparison of cost effectiveness of steel-concrete composite frames over traditional R.C.C and steel frames for building structures by analysis and design of G+15 stories R.C.C., Steel and Composite Building under effect of wind and earthquake using STAAD PRO, it proves that steel-concrete composite building is better option.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I50428
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 5
Publication Date: 01/08/2016
Page(s): 554-558

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