Experimental Study on Seismic Performance of Ridge Joint of Double C Steel under Cyclic Loading
The double C steel section is made of two C steels with gusset plate through bolts. A ridge joint of double C steel is studied through experiment under cyclic loading in this paper. Through the four specimens with different gusset-plate’s thickness and bolt spacing, we analyze the effect of the gusset-plate’s thickness and bolt spacing on stiffness, ductility and energy performance. At last we recommend the suitable gusset-plate’s thickness. The results can give a reference to the engineering application of cold-formed steel structure.
Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li
M. Chen et al., "Experimental Study on Seismic Performance of Ridge Joint of Double C Steel under Cyclic Loading", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 1435-1438, 2011