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Steel and Composite Structures   Volume 26, Number 4, February25 2018, pages 463-471
Experimental study on a new type of assembly bolted end-plate connection
Shufeng Li, Qingning Li, Haotian Jiang, Hao Zhang, Lei Yan and Weishan Jiang

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    The bolted end-plate beam-column connections have been widely used in steel structure and composite structure because of its excellent seismic performance. In this paper, the end-plate bolted connection is applied in the concrete structure, A new-type of fabricated beam-column connections with end-plates is presented, and steel plate hoop is used to replace stirrups in the node core area. To study the seismic behavior of the joint, seven specimens are tested by pseudo-static test. The experimental results show that the new type of assembly node has good ductility and energy dissipation capacity. Besides, under the restraint effect of the high-strength stirrup, the width of the web crack is effectively controlled. In addition, based on the analysis of the factors affecting the shear capacity of the node core area, the formula of shear capacity of the core area of the node is proposed, and the theoretical values of the formula are consistent with the experimental value.
Key Words
    bolted end-plate connection; prefabricated joint; seismic behavior; joint core zone; shear capacity
School of Civil Engineering, Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi'an 710055, P.R. China.

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