Title

Development and Testing of Hybrid Precast Steel-Reinforced Concrete Column-to- H Shape Steel Beam Connections under Cyclic Loading

Abstract

This paper proposes a steel-reinforced concrete column-steel beam composite joint (MPCJ) suitable for modular prefabricated building construction and investigates its seismic performance. The proposed MPCJ has simple structure, convenient construction, and good bearing capacity. This study performs an experimental investigation in which three MPCJ specimens with different beam-column connections (bolted connection, welded connection, and bolted-welded hybrid connection) are subjected to low-cycle reversed loading and are investigated for the elastic and elastoplastic development trends, failure characteristics, and seismic response. Each specimen undergoes bending failure at the end of the beam that follows the buckling of the flange connecting plate. MPCJs exhibit stable hysteretic curves, reasonable strength and stiffness degradation, as well as good ductility and energy dissipation performance. The ductility coefficients and the equivalent viscous damping coefficients of MPCJ specimens are within the seismic performance limits prescribed by structural design standards. The joint rotation of an MPCJ caused by shear deformation appears different from that of conventional beam-column joints. Finite element models of MPCJ specimens are established by ABAQUS, and the finite element results are compared with the experimental results, thus verifying the feasibility and accuracy of the finite element models. Based on the experimental findings and the numerical validation, simplified equations are proposed for calculating the flexural and shear bearing capacity of an MPCJ. The proposed MPCJ connection will be useful in the modular construction of concrete-steel composite frame structures.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Comments

The writers gratefully acknowledge the financial support for this work, which was provided by the National Natural Science Foundation of China ( 51078195 ) and the Shandong University Scientific Research Program ( A2018-065 ).

Keywords and Phrases

Beam-to-column joint; Finite element analysis; Prefabricated; Pseudo-static testing; Seismic performance

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0141-0296

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2020 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

15 May 2020

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