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Steel and Composite Structures
  Volume 6, Number 1, February 2006 , pages 33-53
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/scs.2006.6.1.033
 


Ductility analysis of bolted extended end plate beam-to-column connections in the framework of the component method
Ana M. Girao Coelho, Luis Simoes da Silva and Frans S. K. Bijlaard

 
Abstract
    The rotational behaviour of bolted extended end plate beam-to-column connections is evaluated in the context of the component method. The full moment-rotation response is characterized from the force-deformation curve of the individual joint components. The deformability of end plate connections is mostly governed by the bending of the column flange and/or end plate and tension elongation of the bolts. These components form the tension zone of the joint that can be modelled by means of
 
Key Words
    analytical modelling; component method; deformation capacity; ductility; end plate connections; nonlinear materials; resistance; steel connections; stiffness; T-stub.
 
Address
Ana M. Girao Coelho; Department of Civil Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Rua Pedro Nunes, 3030-199 Coimbra, Portugal rnLuis Simoes da Silva; Department of Civil Engineering, University of Coimbra - Polo II, Pinhal de Marrocos, 3030-290 Coimbra, Portugal rnFrans S. K. Bijlaard; Steel and Timber Structures, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, PO Box 5048, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands
 

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