Prediction of the initial stiffness of ductile end-plate steel connections
UNSPECIFIED (2001) Prediction of the initial stiffness of ductile end-plate steel connections. PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS-STRUCTURES AND BUILDINGS, 146 (1). pp. 17-29. ISSN 0965-0911Full text not available from this repository.
Semi-continuous construction is a recognised basis for design of steel structures. Expensive full-strength and rigid joints are avoided, but the frame analysis needs to take account of the expected connection performance. Wind-moment frames are common examples of semicontinuous construction, for which standard end-plate connections have been developed. These are relatively flexible and therefore have significant influence on sway deflections. This paper presents a. method to determine easily the stiffness of such connections when one or two bolt-rows are in tension. This provides a basis for determining the sway of an unbraced frame, or estimating the serviceability of a braced one. The proposed method shows good agreement with tests on the standard connections and on similar forms of joint.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TH Building construction
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
|Journal or Publication Title:||PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS-STRUCTURES AND BUILDINGS|
|Publisher:||THOMAS TELFORD SERVICES LTD|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 17-29|
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