Analysis on Behavior of the Steel Portal Frames with End-Plate Bolted Connections
3D Integer models of steel portal frames are made to analyze the influence of end-plate bolted connections on internal force and displacement of frames by using finite element method. The results show that end-plate bolted connections are semi-rigid connections, and the flexibility of the connections affects the behavior of the frames, and their influences can not be ignored in the steel portal frames design and analysis.
Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li
X. L. Liu and Y. Wang, "Analysis on Behavior of the Steel Portal Frames with End-Plate Bolted Connections", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 406-414, 2011