Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 1–14 | Cite as

Technological development and engineering applications of novel steel-concrete composite structures

  • Jianguo NieEmail author
  • Jiaji Wang
  • Shuangke Gou
  • Yaoyu Zhu
  • Jiansheng Fan


In view of China’s development trend of green building and building industrialization, based on the emerging requirements of the structural engineering community, the development and proposition of novel resource-saving high-performance steel-concrete composite structural systems with adequate safety and durability has become a kernel development trend in structural engineering. This paper provides a state of the art review of China’s cutting-edge research and technologies in steel-concrete composite structures in recent years, including the building engineering, the bridge engineering and the special engineering. This paper summarizes the technical principles and applications of the long-span bi-directional composite structures, the long-span composite transfer structures, the comprehensive crack control technique based on uplift-restricted and slip-permitted (URSP) connectors, the steel plate concrete composite (SPCC) strengthen technique, and the innovative composite joints. By improving and revising traditional structure types, the comprehensive superiority of steel-concrete composite structures is well elicited. The research results also indicate that the high-performance steel-concrete composite structures have a promising popularizing prospect in the future.


high-performance composite structure bi-directional composite composite transfer uplift-restricted and slip-permitted connectors steel plate concrete composite strengthen 


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The writers gratefully acknowledge the financial support provided by the Thirteenth Five-Year plan major projects supported by the National Key Research Program of China (Grant No. 2017YFC0703405) and the State Key Laboratory Program for Track Technology of High-Speed Railway (Grant No. 2017YJ094).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jianguo Nie
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jiaji Wang
    • 2
    • 3
  • Shuangke Gou
    • 2
  • Yaoyu Zhu
    • 2
  • Jiansheng Fan
    • 2
  1. 1.Beijing Engineering Research Center of Steel and Concrete Composite StructuresTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Civil Engineering Safety and Durability of China Education Ministry, Department of Civil EngineeringTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory for Track Technology of High-Speed RailwayBeijingChina

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