Behavior of CFT Column Connections with Vertical Plates
In this research, a CFT column connection with vertical plates is proposed, and studied through a finite element model. For this purpose, three-dimensional finite element models are constructed by a general purpose finite element code, ABAQUS. Comparing the results of the models indicated the effectiveness of the proposed vertical plate scheme in reducing story drift, increasing the shear strength of the panel zone.
X. L. Yang et al., "Behavior of CFT Column Connections with Vertical Plates", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 1897-1900, 2011