Buckling Behavior of Through-Plates under Gravity Loads
Due to the development in the construction and building industry in recent years, numerous methods for safer, easier and more economical design of structures have been studied.Because of the high bi-axial bending capacity and high compressive strength of hollow structural sections, these sections are considered as a popular alternative by designers. Supporting the panel zone demands in the columns and occurring the moment hinge at the ends of beam are too available in column with hollow section. One of the major problems in the way of using these sections is lack of appropriate load path to connect beams to them, which ends up using through-plates. Through-plates are plates that pass through column and beams connect to them at their webs. Consequently these plates should have sufficient stiffness in order to provide enough strength. This paper proceeds to study the buckling behavior of through-plates in moment beam to column connections under gravity loads.
Paul P. Lin and Chunliang Zhang
R. Samimi and S. R. Mirghaderi, "Buckling Behavior of Through-Plates under Gravity Loads", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 105-107, pp. 2183-2187, 2012