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Component modelling of flexible end-plate connections in fire

  • Ying Hu
  • Buick Davison
  • Ian Burgess
  • Roger Plank
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Abstract

This paper describes a component-based model for simulating the behaviour of flexible end-plate connections between beams and columns in steel framed structures in fire conditions. In this method, a simple steel connection was split into a number of active components for which mechanical properties are represented by non-linear springs. The behaviour of a steel connection is then determined by assembling the individual behaviour for each active component into a spring model. The component model presented in this paper is capable of predicting the behaviour of steel connections under varied loading conditions. It is also capable of predicting the tying resistance and critical components of failure for steel connections in fire. Compared with experimental test data, a good correlation with the simplified model has been achieved and this method, combined with finite element modelling, may be used to examine the performance of simple steel connections in fire conditions.

Keywords

component model T-stub flexible end-plate connections structural fire engineering fire 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ying Hu
    • 1
  • Buick Davison
    • 1
  • Ian Burgess
    • 1
  • Roger Plank
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Structural EngineeringThe University of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  2. 2.School of ArchitectureThe University of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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