سال انتشار: ۱۳۹۰
محل انتشار: ششمین کنفرانس بین المللی زلزله شناسی و مهندسی زلزله
تعداد صفحات: ۷
h Jamasbi – M.S. Department of civil engineering, Islamic Azad University of Lahijan. Iran
A.R Mardookhpour – Ph. D. Department of civil engineering, Islamic Azad University of Lahijan. Iran
E. Sanaei – Professor. Department of civil engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology. Iran
After the 1994 Northridge and 1995 Kobe earthquakes, a wide variety of beam to column connection concepts have been developed for use in steel moment resistant frames and retrofit of existing steel structures. One of these welded moment connections is reduced beam section (RBS) connection. In a RBS moment connection, portions of the beam flanges are selectively trimmed in the region adjacent to the beam to column connection in order to force plastic hinging to occur within the reduced section, and thereby reduce the likelihood of fracture occuring at the beam flange groove welds and surrounding base metal regions. Steel moment resistant frames in Iran mostly are used in medium and high height buildings. Thecolumns of these buildings are often of box types and the beams used in these buildings are either of Double IPE profile types or plate girder. Therefore in this study, RBS connections of Double I-beams to the box columns are studied. The study begins with the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of a beam-column assembly with a RBS connection, which is compared with test results. The FEA model of RBS connection correlates very well with the actual performanceobserved during testing. In order to study the nonlinear behavior of these connections, the ANSYS software is utilized and nonlinear of materials and large deformations are considered. Each model was subjected to a cyclic load patern. In this paper, the impact of effective parameters in the behavior of RBS connections such as depth of the cut, distance from the faceof the column to the start of the cut and the length of the cut are studied.