Numerical Simulation of Steel Bolted Beam-Column Connections Subjected to Dynamic Loading
This study presents the development of a finite element model with the capability to simulate and analyse the response of steel bolted beam-column connections subjected to rapid rate of applied loading. The effect of material strain-rate sensitivity was taken into account and a shear failure criterion was adopted to predict the failure of the connection. By comparing the simulation results with the experimental observed responses, it is found that the numerical techniques and the material model used here can predict the structural behaviour of connections reasonably well.
Ezio Cadoni and Marco di Prisco
L. Chang et al., "Numerical Simulation of Steel Bolted Beam-Column Connections Subjected to Dynamic Loading", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 82, pp. 314-319, 2011