Deformation Behavior and Strength of Beam-To-Column Connections in Steel Portal Frame
This paper presents an experimental work on the cyclic behavior of bolted and welded beam-to-column connections in steel portal frame. Three types of connection were used; tests for each specimen were performed twice in order to maintain test reliability. Specimen 1 (DWA) had only a double web angle connection, specimen 2 (TSD) had a top and seat angles with double web angle connection, and specimen 3 (FW) had a fully welded connection. All specimens were tested under cyclic loading conditions in order to simulate the effects of earthquakes. We also conclude that with appropriate design and careful consideration of connection strength and stiffness, the steel project economy may be maximized.
Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie
Y. M. Kim et al., "Deformation Behavior and Strength of Beam-To-Column Connections in Steel Portal Frame", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 675-678, 2007