Joint Flexibility in Steel Frames

by Eric M. Lui, Purdue Univ, West Lafayette, IN, USA,
Wai-Fah Chen, Purdue Univ, West Lafayette, IN, USA,

Abstract: This paper investigates the effects of connection flexibility and panel zone deformation on the behavior of plane steel frames. The incorporation of these factors in frame analysis will be discussed. The behavior of flexibly-connected frames will be enumerated by numerical examples.

Subject Headings: Steel frames | Finite element method | Model tests | Steel structures | Structural analysis | Mathematical models | Structural models | Connections (structural)

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