WIT Press


The Effect Of Fire Loading On A Steel Frame And Connection

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HPSM040301

Volume

76

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

1,587 kb

Author(s)

A. Rahman, R. Hawileh & M. Mahamid

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to investigate the behavior of steel shear connections subjected to severe fire loading conditions. A time-history transient FE analysis is used to model the fire loading. A detailed 3D FE model of an extended shear tab steel connection used in a beam-column joint is developed. The shear tab plate is welded to the web of the column and it is connected to the web of the beam by tightened bolts. The change in steel material properties such as the modulus of elasticity, yield and ultimate strength, and the coefficient of thermal expansion are considered as functions of increasing temperature resulting from fire loading. Stress-strain curves for steel at elevated temperatures are used in the model. Two cases of

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