Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 12th international conference on ‘Advances in Steel-Concrete Composite Structures’ - ASCCS 2018

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Deconstructable Flush End Plate Beam-to-Column Composite Joints: Component- Based Modelling
Mark Andrew Bradford

Last modified: 30-03-2018


Within a paradigm of designing building structures for their end-of-life deconstruction, thispaper addresses flush end plate beam-to-column composite joints that may be dis-assembledand reused elsewhere. The joints consist of steel beams bolted to steel columns, and these aremade composite over the joint with precast concrete slabs attached to the top flange of thesteel beams with post-tensioned high strength bolted shear connectors installed in clearanceholes. Joints of this type experience partial shear connection, and accordingly their designneeds to incorporate this effect. Experimental work reported elsewhere by the authors showsthat a structural system of this type may indeed be deconstructed, even when loaded beyondthe serviceability limit state, and that the moment-rotation response is both robust andductile. A numerical modelling using ABAQUS software is introduced in the paper, and theresults of this are used identify the parameters most influential in the structural response,and to propose equations for the initial stiffness, moment capacity and rotation capacity of ajoint. These equations are consistent with the component-based representation of theEurocode 4 and draft Australian AS2327 composite structures standard.

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