Experimental Research on Setting Stiffening Rib of Corner Joints in Gabled Frames
In order to clear constructional design of corner joint, it is necessary to further investigate mechanical property of corner joint in gabled frames. Through static test of comparing the panel zone with and without inclined stiffener. Some conclusions are given in the article. The load displacement curves show that the capacity of oblique nodes installed within stiffening rib components is enhanced i.e.40% more than those without stiffening rib nodes. The results reveal that in the gabled frames, the corner node with the inclined stiffening rib can improve the bearing capacity of the specimens. When the extraterritorial flange is tension, the erection of the inclined stiffening rib can prevent structural failure and improve effectually the ductility of the structure.
Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li
Y. Wang et al., "Experimental Research on Setting Stiffening Rib of Corner Joints in Gabled Frames", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 343-346, 2011