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Chang-Koon Choi / Brian Uy / Dennis Lam
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Semi-continuous beam-to-column joints at the Millennium Tower in Vienna, Austria
Huber, Gerald ;
Steel and Composite Structures, volume 1, issue 2, 2001, Pages 159~170
DOI : 10.12989/scs.2001.1.2.159
The Millennium Tower is situated to the north of the center of Vienna. With a height of 202 m it is the highest building in Austria. Realization was improved by new methods. The tower is a typical example of mixed building technology, combining composite frames with a concrete core. Special attention has been paid to the moment connections between the slim floors and the column tubes resulting in a drastically reduced construction time and thin slabs. The semi-continuity has been considered in the design at ultimate and serviceability limit states.
Axial compressive strength of short steel and composite columns fabricated with high stength steel plate
Uy, B. ;
Steel and Composite Structures, volume 1, issue 2, 2001, Pages 171~185
DOI : 10.12989/scs.2001.1.2.171
The design of tall buildings has recently provided many challenges to structural engineers. One such challenge is to minimise the cross-sectional dimensions of columns to ensure greater floor space in a building is attainable. This has both an economic and aesthetics benefit in buildings, which require structural engineering solutions. The use of high strength steel in tall buildings has the ability to achieve these benefits as the material provides a higher strength to cross-section ratio. However as the strength of the steel is increased the buckling characteristics become more dominant with slenderness limits for both local and global buckling becoming more significant. To arrest the problems associated with buckling of high strength steel, concrete filling and encasement can be utilised as it has the affect of changing the buckling mode, which increases the strength and stiffness of the member. This paper describes an experimental program undertaken for both encased and concrete filled composite columns, which were designed to be stocky in nature and thus fail by strength alone. The columns were designed to consider the strength in axial compression and were fabricated from high strength steel plate. In addition to the encased and concrete filled columns, unencased columns and hollow columns were also fabricated and tested to act as calibration specimens. A model for the axial strength was suggested and this is shown to compare well with the test results. Finally aspects of further research are addressed in this paper which include considering the effects of slender columns which may fail by global instabilities.
Investigation of rotational characteristics of column `PINNED` bases of steel portal frames
Liu, Timothy Chi-Ho ;
Steel and Composite Structures, volume 1, issue 2, 2001, Pages 187~200
DOI : 10.12989/scs.2001.1.2.187
Most of the portal frames are designed these days by the application of plastic analysis, with the normal assumption being made that the column bases are pinned. However, the couple produced by the compression action of the inner column flange and the tension in the holding down bolts will inevitably generate some moment resistance and rotational stiffness. Full-scale portal frame tests conducted during a previous research program had suggested that this moment can be as much as 20% of the moment of resistance of the column. The size of this moment of resistance is particularly important for the design of the tensile capacity of the holding down bolts and also the bearing resistance of the foundation. The present research program is aiming at defining this moment of resistance in simple design terms so that it could be included in the design of the frame. The investigation also included the study of the semi-rigid behaviour of the column base/foundation, which, to a certain extent, affects the overall loading capacity and stiffness of the portal frames. A series of column bases with various details were tested and were used to calibrate a finite element model which is able to simulate the action of the holding down bolts, the effect of the concrete foundation and the deformation of the base plate.
Effect of loading rate on mechanical behavior of SRC shearwalls
Esaki, Fumiya ; Ono, Masayuki ;
Steel and Composite Structures, volume 1, issue 2, 2001, Pages 201~212
DOI : 10.12989/scs.2001.1.2.201
In order to investigate the effect of the loading rate on the mechanical behavior of SRC shearwalls, we conducted the lateral loading tests on the 1/3 scale model shearwalls whose edge columns were reinforced by H-shaped steel. The specimens were subjected to the reversed cyclic lateral load under a variable axial load. The two types of loading rate, 0.01 cm/sec for the static loading and 1 cm/sec for the dynamic loading were adopted. The failure mode in all specimens was the sliding shear of the in-filled wall panel. The edge columns did not fail in shear. The initial lateral stiffness and lateral load carrying capacity of the shearwalls subjected to the dynamic loading were about 10% larger than those subjected to the static loading. The effects of the arrangement of the H-shaped steel on the lateral load carrying capacity and the lateral load-displacement hysteresis response were not significant.
Practical design guidlines for semi-continuous composite braced frames
Liew, J.Y. Richard ; Looi, K.L. ; Uy, Brian ;
Steel and Composite Structures, volume 1, issue 2, 2001, Pages 213~230
DOI : 10.12989/scs.2001.1.2.213
This paper presents a simplified approach for the design of semi-continuous composite beams in braced frames, where specific attention is given to the effect of joint rotational stiffness. A simple composite beam model is proposed incorporating the effects of semi-rigid end connections and the nonprismatic properties of a `cracked` steel-concrete beam. This beam model is extended to a sub-frame in which the restraining effects from the adjoining members are considered. Parametric studies are performed on several sub-frame models and the results are used to show that it is possible to correlate the amount of moment redistribution of semi-continuous beam within the sub-frame using an equivalent stiffness of the connection. Deflection equations are derived for semi-continuous composite beams subjected to various loading and parametric studies on beam vibrations are conducted. The proposed method may be applied using a simple computer or spreadsheet program.
FRP or steel plate-to-concrete bonded joints: Effect of test methods on experimental bond strength
Chen, J.F. ; Yang, Z.J. ; Holt, G.D. ;
Steel and Composite Structures, volume 1, issue 2, 2001, Pages 231~244
DOI : 10.12989/scs.2001.1.2.231
The strengthening of reinforced concrete structures using externally bonded steel or advanced fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) composites is becoming increasingly common. A key factor affecting the behaviour and reliability of such strengthened structures is the bond strength between the steel or FRP plate and the concrete substrate. Several different experimental set-ups have previously been used to determine bond strength. This paper presents a careful finite element analysis of the stress distributions in these test set-ups. Results show that stress distributions can be significantly different for different set-ups, for similar materials and geometry.
Analytical evaluation of the moment-rotation response of beam-to-column composite joints under static loading
da Silva, L. Simoes ; Coelho, Ana M. Girao ; Simoes, Rui A.D. ;
Steel and Composite Structures, volume 1, issue 2, 2001, Pages 245~268
DOI : 10.12989/scs.2001.1.2.245
The analysis of steel-concrete composite joints presents some particular aspects that increase their complexity when compared to bare steel joints. In particular, the influence of slab reinforcement and column concrete encasement clearly change the moment-rotation response of the joint. Starting from an energy approach developed in the context of steel joints, an extension to composite joints is presented in this paper that is able to provide closed-form analytical solutions. In addition, the possibility of tri-linear or non-linear component behaviour is also incorporated in the model, enabling adequate treatment of the influence of cracked concrete in tension and the softening response of the column web in compression. This methodology is validated through comparison with experimental tests carried out at the University of Coimbra.