Advanced Steel Construction

Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 459-484(2007)


NUMERICAL IMPLEMENTATION AND CALIBRATION OF A HYSTERETIC MODEL WITH PINCHING FOR THE CYCLIC RESPONSE OF STEEL JOINTS

 

Pedro Nogueiro 1, Luís Simões da Silva2,*, Rita Bento 3 and Rui Simões 4

Department of Applied Mechanics, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Bragança, Portugal

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Coimbra – Polo I, Pinhal de Marrocos, 3030 Coimbra, Portugal

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Department of Civil Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Av. Rovisco Pais, Lisboa, Portugal

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Coimbra – Polo II, Pinhal de Marrocos, 3030 Coimbra, Portugal

Received: 2 March 2006; Revised: 20 May 2006; Accepted: 24 May 2006

 

DOI:10.18057/IJASC.2007.3.1.4

 

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ABSTRACT

In this paper, a hysteretic model with pinching is presented that is able to reproduce realistically the cyclic response of generic steel joints. Secondly, the computer implementation and adaptation of the model in a spring element within the computer code SeismoStruct is described. The model is subsequently calibrated using a series of experimental test results for steel joints subjected to cyclic loading. Finally, typical parameters for the various joint configurations are proposed.

 

KEYWORDS

structural engineering, steel structures, buildings, component method, beam-to-column joints, dynamic behaviour, seismic behaviour, joint model


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