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Determination Of The Main Characteristics Of Semi-rigid Beam-to-column Connections Through Numerical And Experimental Method

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HPSM040651

Volume

76

Pages

8

Published

2004

Size

767 kb

Author(s)

K. Vértes & M. Iványi

Abstract

Connections play an essential role in steel structures which is why it is necessary to know the behaviour of these structural elements. This study provides a FEM model for the determination of the main characteristics of a semi-rigid joint. Although this joint form is very economical, it still not widely used in practice. The main reason for this is that its characteristics are hard to determine. In this study an overview is provided about the handling of such connections by introducing Eurocode 3 [1] and some numerical and experimental methods and results. 1 Introduction The main characteristics of a joint are its strength, stiffness and rotation capacity. The most often appearing problems of using semi-rigid connections hide firstly in the modelling of

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