On Steel Connection Data Bank at Purdue University

by N. Kishi, Purdue Univ, West Lafayette, IN, USA,
W. F. Chen, Purdue Univ, West Lafayette, IN, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Materials and Member Behavior


The aim of the establishment of the steel beam-to-column connection data bank program at Purdue University in 1986 was to provide the necessary data base for the determination of the moment-rotation characteristics and corresponding parameters of the beam-to-column connections used frequently in steel construction. The literature survey encompassed those experimental data on riveted, bolted and welded connections which have been published since 1936 to the present. These data have been compared against prediction equations to develop a rational method of analysis for steel frame structures. In particular, two prediction equations are described in detail in the data bank program.

Subject Headings: Stress analysis | Connections (structural) | Steel structures | Steel construction | Frames | Moment (mechanics) | Steel beams

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