Behaviour of demountable steel and composite beam-to-column connections

J Wang, H Zhu, Brian Uy, Farhad Aslani

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    Abstract

    Beam-to-column connections with flush end plates have been increasingly used in steel and
    composite structures. Demountable connections are generally assembled from prefabricated
    structural members, which can be dismantled and reused after their useful service life. This paper
    presents an innovative form of beam-to-column flush end plate connection for steel and composite
    frames, and demountability of this type of connection can be achieved by utilizing blind bolts. Finite
    element models were developed to investigate the behaviour of beam-to-column connections. The
    finite element models have been verified against experimental data. It was found that the finite
    element models were capable of predicting the behaviour of the beam-to-column connections
    accurately. The behaviour and performance of steel beams and blind bolts were discussed based on
    the finite element analysis results. Blind bolts and end plate play an important role in the design of
    beam-to-column connections.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Eighth International Conference on Steel and Aluminium Structures
    EditorsB Young, Y Cai
    Place of PublicationHong Kong
    PublisherUniversity of Hong Kong
    Pages1-8
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventThe 8th International Conference on Steel and Aluminium Structures - Hong Kong, China
    Duration: 7 Dec 20169 Dec 2016

    Conference

    ConferenceThe 8th International Conference on Steel and Aluminium Structures
    CountryChina
    CityHong Kong
    Period7/12/169/12/16

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