WIT Press


Modelling Of The Behaviour Of Beam-to-column Connections At Elevated Temperature

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HPSM040311

Volume

76

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

543 kb

Author(s)

K.S. Al Jabri

Abstract

Beam-to-column connections are one of the structural elements which were found to be of great significance in enhancing structural behaviour at ambient and elevated temperatures. In general, laboratory experiments provide acceptable results that can describe the behaviour of the beam-to-column connections. However, in many cases experiments are either not feasible or too expensive. Numerical modelling of connections at elevated temperature provides an alternative to experimental testing in investigating the connections behaviour. Therefore, in recent years, various numerical techniques have emerged to simulate the connection response ranging from simple behaviour prediction procedure, to more complicated finite element models. This paper addresses the current developments in the numerical methods

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