Finite element analysis of precast hybrid-steel concrete connections under cyclic loading
Kulkarni, Sudhakar A.
Yip, Woon Kwong.
Date of Issue2007
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
In this paper, a nonlinear finite element (FE) analysis of hybrid-steel concrete connections is presented. The detailed experimental results of the four full-scale hybrid-steel concrete connections with limited seismic detailing have been discussed in a different paper. However, due to the inherent complexity of beam–column joints and the unique features of the tested specimens, the experimental study was not comprehensive enough. Therefore, in this paper, an analytical investigation based on the FE models and using the DIANA software is presented. The FE models were validated using the experimental results of the hybrid-steel concrete connections tested in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The critical parameters influencing the joint’s behaviour, such as the axial load on column, the connection plate thickness, and the continuation of beam bottom reinforcement, are varied, and their effects, especially implications on code specifications, are studied.
Journal of constructional steel research
© 2007 Elsevier Ltd. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication Journal of constructional steel research. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2007.05.002.