The Paramount Role of Joints into the Reliable Response of Structures

From the Classic Pinned and Rigid Joints to the Notion of Semi-rigidity

  • C. C. Baniotopoulos
  • F. Wald

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Behaviour of Structures Including Joint Behaviour

  3. Experimental Studies of Joints and Frames

  4. Behaviour of Earthquake Resistant Structures Including Joint Behaviour

  5. Numerical Simulation of the Structural Response of Joints and Frames

  6. Analytical Models for Joints and Reliability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. C. M. Steenhuis, H. H. Snijder, F. Van Herwijnen
      Pages 373-386
    3. J. Mareš, F. Wald, Z. Sokol
      Pages 387-394
    4. F. Wald, J. Mareš, Z. Sokol, M. Drdácký
      Pages 417-424
    5. Luís Simões da Silva, Aldina Santiago, Paulo Vila Real
      Pages 425-434
    6. A. M. Gresnigt, C. M. Steenhuis
      Pages 435-448
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 449-451

About this book


A detailed presentation of the major role played by correctly designed and fabricated joints in the safe and reliable response of steel, composite and timber structures. The typology/morphology of connections is discussed for both conventional pinned and rigid joints and semi-rigid types. All relevant topics are comprehensively surveyed: definitions, classification, and influence of joint behaviour on overall structural response. Also presented are the application of the component method, the notion of rotational capacity, the local ductility of different types of earthquake-resistant structural joints as determined in cyclic experiments, numerical techniques for the realistic simulation of joint response, simple and moment-resistant structural connections.
Readership: An incomparable resource for engineers who analyze and design steel, composite and timber structures; researchers and graduate students in the same areas.


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Editors and affiliations

  • C. C. Baniotopoulos
    • 1
  • F. Wald
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Steel Structures, Department of Civil EngineeringAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Department of Steel StructuresCzech Technical UniversityPragueCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-6701-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0950-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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