Mechanical Performance of Large Cantilevered CFT Beam-Column Joint in Jiangyin Magic Cube Time Square
The leading building in Magic Cube Time Square in Jiangyin is a rare large-cantilevered structure in China, with the standard floors overhanging 9m outwards. Concrete filled tube columns in large diameter and steel beams are applied in the peripheral part of the building frame. In this research, the full-scale test is conducted to investigate the mechanical performance of the concrete-filled beam-column joint. Self-balanced loading frame with dimensions of 15m×10m×10m is built due to the complexity of the joint, the greatness of load and the difficulty of loading condition. Meanwhile, the finite element model is generated to inspect the performance of the beam-column joint under the test loads for verification. Through comparisons of test results and FEM results, good mechanical performance and reasonable load transfer mechanism of the joint are presented in the paper. It is verified that the joint is reliable under 1.3 times of the design load. The effect of ring stiffeners is also studied in this paper.
F. Wang et al., "Mechanical Performance of Large Cantilevered CFT Beam-Column Joint in Jiangyin Magic Cube Time Square", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 25-31, 2011