5-7 December 2018 - Hong Kong, China

CONFERENCE PAPERS

Ninth International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures (ICASS 2018)


A SIMPLIFIED APPROACH TO EVALUATION OF STEEL BEAM-TO-COLUMN CONNECTIONS

 

Cheng Y. Liao 1, Dung M. Lue 1*, Chien C. Chang 1 and Wei T. Hsu 2

1 Department of Civil Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan

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2 Department of Construction Engineering, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan

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DOI:10.18057/ICASS2018.P.030

ABSTRACT:

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) design manuals provide tables for determining coefficient C which is used to obtain the design strength of the beam-to-column connections, which is either bolted or welded. However, the tables provide values for only six angles of inclination (θ = 0°, 15°, 30°, 45°, 60°, and 75°). For other angles, either a direct analysis using the instantaneous center of rotation method (IC method) must be conducted or the values of C for the next lower angle increment in the tables should be used for design is recommended in the manual. To eliminate the tediousness of the IC method, a method is proposed to provide a reasonable result for all angles (between 0° and 90°) including those not being considered in the current AISC design tables. The proposed method is easy to implement but reasonably accurate between C values for loads at various angles instead of the tedious direct analysis. This work eliminates the current limitations on AISC design.

Keywords:

Instantaneous center of rotation; Eccentric load; Beam-to-column Connection

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IMPORTANT DATES

First call for paper:
1 January 2018
Abstract submission: (CLOSED)
1 April 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance:
on or before 16 April 2018 
Full paper submission: 
15 July 2018
Online Registration Begins:
1 August 2018
Notification of full paper acceptance:
31 August 2018
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31 October 2018
Announcement of programme:
1 November 2018
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