Bonded steel-concrete is one new type composite structure in civil engineering domain. Generally, for steel-concrete composite structures, the steel beam and the concrete are connected by means of shear connectors. This work consists in analyzing the design optimization of the steel-concrete composite beam connected by adhesives instead of metal connectors. The principal parameters, including elastic modulus of adhesive, the adhesive layer thickness, the bonding strength and the bonding area, which influence the mechanical behaviours of the bonded steel-concrete composite structures, have been investigated. Finally, an example of design optimization of a single span adhesive bonded steel-concrete composite beam is proposed.
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