Paper Information

Journal:   STRUCTURE AND STEEL   SPRING-SUMMER 2016 , Volume 12 , Number 19 #E0039; Page(s) 41 To 51.
 
Paper: 

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF POST-TENSIONED STEEL MOMENT CONNECTIONS WITH TOP AND SEAT ANGLES

 
 
Author(s):  HEJAZITALAB H., RAHIMI BONDARABADI H.A.*
 
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Abstract: 

To reduce or eliminate residual deformations in the main members of the structures after an earthquake, researchers presented the idea of using self-centering systems. Several types of self-centering systems have been proposed. One of the strategies for created self-centering in structures, using post-tensioned (PT) steel moment connections. Until now several types of PT steel connections is provided. In this paper, results of numerical analysis using finite element method in ABAQUS software for five full-scale model of interior PT steel connections with bolted top and seat angles has been studied. The results of numerical analysis in this research demonstrate the beams and columns remain essentially elastic while inelastic deformation of the top and seat angles provided energy dissipation and also using post-tensioning method, increase loading capacity significantly without residual deformation in main members of the connection. In a PT connection, maximum stresses in beam created at the flange of beam and using longer reinforcing plate, cause decrease stresses created in beam and reduce various damage index and risk of brittle fracture in tension angles. Cyclic behavior of numerical model of PT connection with combined axial load and drift demand shows that the axial load reduces bearing capacity of connection.

 
Keyword(s): SELF CENTERING SYSTEMS, POST-TENSIONED CONNECTIONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, DAMAGE INDEX
 
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