Hysteretic Behavior of Semi-Rigid Composite Steel Frame with Cross-Stiffened Steel Plate Shear Walls
Based on the experiment of a one-third scale, single-span, two-storey semi-rigid composite steel frame model with cross-stiffened steel plate shear wall under lateral cyclic loadings, the interactive effect between the joint stiffness and the cross-stiffened steel plate shear wall, the failure mode and energy dissipation mechanism of the structure system were analyzed, some important parameters were obtained in regard to load-carrying capacity, ductility, stiffness and energy dissipation capacity. The results showed that the specimen exhibited excellent ductility, energy dissipation capacity and great safety margin; the stiffness degradation of the joints was not serious, the requirement of ductility was lowered by setting up infill panels, the cooperative work between the frame and the steel plate shear wall was well; stiffeners improved the force condition of steel panels, increased the stiffness and load-carrying capacity of panels, lightened the pinch of hysteretic loops and reduced the noise and tremor of panels. The failure mode of the structure induced by buckling of stiffeners, local buckling and interactive buckling of infill panels，plastic hinges were formed at the bottom of column and semi-rigid connection, the in-plane deformation of specimen was bending failure. The research provides a basis for engineering application and theoretical analysis of the structural system.
H. C. Guo et al., "Hysteretic Behavior of Semi-Rigid Composite Steel Frame with Cross-Stiffened Steel Plate Shear Walls", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 205-210, 2011