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Ductility Characteristics of Partially Restrained Beam-To-Column Composite Connections in Concrete Filled Square Tubes

Ductility Characteristics of Partially Restrained Beam-To-Column Composite Connections in... This paper presents the development of an improved detail in partially restrained beam-to-column composite connections in concrete filled square tubes and the evaluation of its structural characteristics and behaviour under monotonic and cyclic loading. Studies for the bolted seat-angle connections of existing partially restrained composite connection (PR-CC) details have been conducted mostly on shallow beam-to-column connections. In case of deep beam-to-column connections, the fabrication becomes complicated because the sizes of the seat-angles are larger than the connections, and the number of bolts and welding length are increased. This study suggests a new detail of PR-CC which can be applied to concrete-filled tubular structures incorporating the effect of composite slabs and the performance for construction work. A welded bottom beam flange connection is proposed to enhance the capacity of the bottom of the connection and to improve ductility and fabrication. In addition, a reduced beam section (RBS) is adapted for the bottom beam flange to examine its effect on ductility. A seat-angle connection with penetrating bolts is also suggested and compared with the welded bottom beam flange connection. Both monotonic and cyclic loading tests are conducted on the five full scale specimens to compare and evaluate their ductility characteristics. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Structural Engineering SAGE

Ductility Characteristics of Partially Restrained Beam-To-Column Composite Connections in Concrete Filled Square Tubes

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© 2008 SAGE Publications
ISSN
1369-4332
eISSN
2048-4011
DOI
10.1260/136943308786411989
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Abstract

This paper presents the development of an improved detail in partially restrained beam-to-column composite connections in concrete filled square tubes and the evaluation of its structural characteristics and behaviour under monotonic and cyclic loading. Studies for the bolted seat-angle connections of existing partially restrained composite connection (PR-CC) details have been conducted mostly on shallow beam-to-column connections. In case of deep beam-to-column connections, the fabrication becomes complicated because the sizes of the seat-angles are larger than the connections, and the number of bolts and welding length are increased. This study suggests a new detail of PR-CC which can be applied to concrete-filled tubular structures incorporating the effect of composite slabs and the performance for construction work. A welded bottom beam flange connection is proposed to enhance the capacity of the bottom of the connection and to improve ductility and fabrication. In addition, a reduced beam section (RBS) is adapted for the bottom beam flange to examine its effect on ductility. A seat-angle connection with penetrating bolts is also suggested and compared with the welded bottom beam flange connection. Both monotonic and cyclic loading tests are conducted on the five full scale specimens to compare and evaluate their ductility characteristics.

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Advances in Structural EngineeringSAGE

Published: Oct 1, 2008

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