Assessment of a New Semi-Rigid Model in Steel Beam-to-Column Connections


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This paper proposes a new semi-rigid detail used high-strength bolts for use in earthquake resistant structures. These specimens were single-side beam-to-column assemblies that are representative of exterior beam-to-column connections, and they were composed of identical beam and column but had the different connection details, respectively. All beam-to-column assembly required no welding. Specimen 1 (TSD) was standard Top-Seat-Double-web-angle but specimen 2 (MTSD) was made by modified shape. Two high-strength bolted steel semi-rigid connections were prepared and cyclic load was applied to each test specimen using displacement control. The cyclic load and displacements, moment-rotation plots, and the deformation pattern or failure modes for all the test cases are presented. The strength, stiffness, energy, and ductility of the tested connections are compared to each other.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 353-358)

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Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie






C. M. Yang et al., "Assessment of a New Semi-Rigid Model in Steel Beam-to-Column Connections ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 2081-2084, 2007

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September 2007




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