STEEL CONNECTION DESIGNS BASED ON INELASTIC FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSES (GUSSET, BRACING, STRUCTURES).

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Title:
STEEL CONNECTION DESIGNS BASED ON INELASTIC FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSES (GUSSET, BRACING, STRUCTURES).
Author:
WILLIAMS, GEORGE CLAY.
Issue Date:
1986
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Analytical and experimental studies were made to develop design procedures for steel gusset plate connections in diagonally braced frames. Stiffness and strength models of structural fasteners based on physical tests were incorporated into inelastic finite element analyses. The modeling techniques were verified by comparing analytical and experimental results of full scale connection tests. Finite element models of bracing connections were generated to determine gusset plate force, stress, strain, and displacement distributions for a variety of connection designs including K-bracing and X-bracing. Based on these results current design procedures were scrutinized and new design procedures were proposed for predicting the tensile strength, buckling strength, and force distributions for bracing connections. Additionally, it was found that gusseted beam-to-column connections are rigid (AISC Type I) and the centroidal axes of the brace, beam, and column members do not necessarily need to intersect at a common working point.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Joints (Engineering); Strains and stresses.; Building, Iron and steel.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Richard, Ralph

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleSTEEL CONNECTION DESIGNS BASED ON INELASTIC FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSES (GUSSET, BRACING, STRUCTURES).en_US
dc.creatorWILLIAMS, GEORGE CLAY.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWILLIAMS, GEORGE CLAY.en_US
dc.date.issued1986en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAnalytical and experimental studies were made to develop design procedures for steel gusset plate connections in diagonally braced frames. Stiffness and strength models of structural fasteners based on physical tests were incorporated into inelastic finite element analyses. The modeling techniques were verified by comparing analytical and experimental results of full scale connection tests. Finite element models of bracing connections were generated to determine gusset plate force, stress, strain, and displacement distributions for a variety of connection designs including K-bracing and X-bracing. Based on these results current design procedures were scrutinized and new design procedures were proposed for predicting the tensile strength, buckling strength, and force distributions for bracing connections. Additionally, it was found that gusseted beam-to-column connections are rigid (AISC Type I) and the centroidal axes of the brace, beam, and column members do not necessarily need to intersect at a common working point.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectJoints (Engineering)en_US
dc.subjectStrains and stresses.en_US
dc.subjectBuilding, Iron and steel.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineering and Engineering Mechanicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorRichard, Ralphen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDaDeppo, Donalden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKundu, Tribikramen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8613452en_US
dc.identifier.oclc697520698en_US
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