Effects of Different Structural Systems on Lateral Rigidity of Steel Structural Frames
To understand the effect of filler walls on lateral rigidity of steel frame, Some methods such as theoretical analysis, finite elements calculation and experiment study were carried out to do research on the resistant-lateral effectiveness and the steel consumption of the three different structural systems, namely steel frame, frame-bracing and frame-board. The results show that the frame-board system can improve the structural lateral rigidity effectively, and will enhance the structural fundamental natural frequency sharply as well as reducing the structural steel consumption. It is an effective method for improving structural lateral rigidity to utilize the frame filled with wall panel. Making fully use of lateral rigidity of the wall panel can reduce the size of beam and column cross-section, material consumption and project cost.
Jinglong Bu, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Xiaoming Sang, Yungang Li
W. G. Yang and X. P. Li, "Effects of Different Structural Systems on Lateral Rigidity of Steel Structural Frames", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 287-290, pp. 1877-1881, 2011