Structural performance of steel buildings with semi-rigid connections

Luigi Di Sarno, John W. Barry, Amr S. Elnashai

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Abstract

In the present analytical work, a parametric study is performed narrowing the range of building configurations for which semi-rigid connections (SRCs) are appropriate in high seismic regions. A comparison is made between two types of buildings, namely a traditional moment resisting frame and a SRC building employing end plate connections. Both buildings are expected to maintain a lifesafety limit state (severe damage without collapse). A detailed comparison is made between the static and dynamic linear and non linear response of the sample buildings. The results of the static nonlinear (pushover) analyses are presented hereafter. It is shown that buildings with SRCs yield both an economical and safe design. The forced formation of plastic hinges at the connections reduces the required column size in the traditional strong column-weak beam design theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICASS '09/IJSSD - Proceedings of Sixth International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures and Progress in Structural Stability and Dynamics
Pages883-890
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event6th International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures and Progress in Structural Stability and Dynamics, ICASS 2009 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: Dec 16 2009Dec 18 2009

Publication series

NameICASS '09/IJSSD - Proceedings of Sixth International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures and Progress in Structural Stability and Dynamics

Other

Other6th International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures and Progress in Structural Stability and Dynamics, ICASS 2009
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period12/16/0912/18/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Di Sarno, L., Barry, J. W., & Elnashai, A. S. (2009). Structural performance of steel buildings with semi-rigid connections. In ICASS '09/IJSSD - Proceedings of Sixth International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures and Progress in Structural Stability and Dynamics (pp. 883-890). (ICASS '09/IJSSD - Proceedings of Sixth International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures and Progress in Structural Stability and Dynamics).