Experimental evaluation of concentrically-braced frame beam-column connection flexural response

C. D. Stoakes, L. A. Fahnestock

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Abstract

This study investigates the flexural behavior and performance of beam-column connections in concentrically braced frames (CBFs) as part of evaluating the reserve lateral-load-resisting capacity in CBFs. Seven beam-column connections with gusset plates, employing double angle and end plate details, were studied using full-scale experiments to determine their flexural strength, stiffness and ductility. In this paper, the effects of end plate and angle thickness are evaluated, along with the influence of bolt distribution and weld type (end plate connections) and the impact of a supplementary seat angle (double angle connections). The connection behavior and performance are quantified using normalized moment vs. story drift data. In comparison to a baseline double angle detail, all connection variations increased the strength and stiffness. The end plate variations resulted in larger increases in strength, but were limited by bolt fracture. The double angle variations increased the strength by smaller margins, but strength loss occurred more gradually and larger drifts were sustained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2010, Including Papers from the 4th International Tsunami Symposium
Pages2910-2919
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2010, Including Papers from the 4th International Tsunami Symposium - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Jul 25 2010Jul 29 2010

Publication series

Name9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2010, Including Papers from the 4th International Tsunami Symposium
Volume4

Other

Other9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2010, Including Papers from the 4th International Tsunami Symposium
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period7/25/107/29/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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