Advanced Steel Construction

Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 200-215 (2014)


THE BEHAVIOR OF INFILLED STEEL FRAMES UNDER REVERSE CYCLIC LOADING

 

M. Yasar Kaltakci 1 and Ali Koken 2,*

1 Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Engineering Faculty, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Engineering Faculty, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey

*(Corresponding author: E-mail: : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Received: 8 November 2012; Revised: 14 January 2013; Accepted: 13 March 2013

DOI:10.18057/IJASC.2014.10.2.5

 

ABSTRACT:

The objective of this study was to make an experimental investigation on the behavior of nine steel frames with various infill characteristics under reverse cyclic loading.  The test specimens, which were one-story steel frames, had the frame length/height ratios (l/h) of 1, ½, and 2. The infill characteristics of the specimens were assigned as i) no infill, ii) brick wall infill, iii) brick wall+plaster infill. The specimens were tested under reverse cyclic loading representing the seismic loading in the horizontal direction, and the displacement values obtained during the tests were measured and recorded in a digital manner. At the end of the tests, the infilled frames were evaluated in terms of failure types, strength envelopes, energy consumption characteristics, and stiffness decreases by comparing the test results.

 

Keywords: Steel frames with infill walls, seismic behavior of infilled steel frames

 

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