Connection Flexibility and Steel Frames

by Wai-Fah Chen, (M.ASCE), Prof. and Head; Dept. of Structural Engrg., School of Civ. Engrg., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN 47907,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-482-5 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-482-X (ISBN-10), 1985, Soft Cover, Pg. v, 128
22 cm
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Conference information: A Session of ASCE Convention | Detroit, Michigan, United States | October 24, 1985

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The papers included in this book introduce and present methodologies for the analysis and design of frames which take into account the effect of joint flexibility on the response characteristics of the frames. The behavior of such frames under monotonic and cyclic loadings is also discussed. The word `joint' used in the present context refers to both the connection and panel zone as it has been demonstrated analytically and experimentally that both connection and panel zone deformations have a significant influence on frame behavior. The papers are divided into five categories: Design considerations; behavior of connections; elastic buckling behavior of flexibly-connected frames; strength and flexibility of flexibly-jointed frames; and joint behavior under cyclic loadings.

Subject Headings: Frames | Steel frames | Structural behavior | Connections (structural) | Joints | Cyclic loads | Plastic design | Elastic analysis


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