CYCLIC LOADING OF STEEL BEAMS AND CONNECTIONS

DURING A SEISMIC DISTURBANCE STRUCTURAL MEMBERS AND THEIR JOINTS ARE SUBJECTED TO CYCLIC EXCITATIONS. THESE CYCLIC EXCITATIONS MAY BE OF SUCH GREAT MAGNITUDE THAT SOME REGIONS OF THE MEMBERS AND CONNECTIONS ARE FORCED TO BEHAVE INELASTICALLY. IN THIS MANNER THE INPUT ENERGY IS ABSORBED AND DISSIPATED. SOME EXPERIMENTAL WORK ON THE EFFECT OF CYCLIC LOADINGS ON THE BEHAVIOR OF LARGE STRUCTURAL STEEL CANTILEVERS AND THEIR CONNECTIONS IS DESCRIBED, AND THE RESULTS ARE EVALUATED. ONE OF THE IMPORTANT COMPARISONS PURSUED IS BETWEEN ALL WELDED BEAM-TO-COLUMN CONNECTIONS AND CONNECTIONS WITH WELDED FLANGES AND BOLTED WEBS. IN ADDITION, A SIMPLE BILINEAR MOMENT-CURVATURE RELATIONSHIP FOR BEAMS UNDER CYCLIC LOADING IS PROPOSED. THIS RELATIONSHIP WOULD PROVE USEFUL IN DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURAL STEEL FRAMES SUBJECTED TO EARTHQUAKE LOADINGS. /AUTHOR/

  • Authors:
    • Popov, E P
    • Bertero, V V
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1189-12
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00209926
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1973 12:00AM