5-7 December 2018 - Hong Kong, China

CONFERENCE PAPERS

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


NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION ON SEISMIC PERFORMANCE OF AN INNOVATIVE CONNECTION FOR MODULAR STEEL CONSTRUCTION

 

En-Feng DENG 1, Liang ZONG 1,2*, Xiao-Meng DAI 1 and Yang DING 1,2

1 School of Civil Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

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2 Key Laboratory of Coastal Civil Engineering Structure and Safety (Tianjin University), Ministry of Education, Tianjin, China

DOI:10.18057/ICASS2018.P.150

ABSTRACT:

Thanks to the superiority in rapid and economic construction, modular steel construction (MSC) provides an excellent scheme for conventional on-site buildings with repetitive units. This paper proposes an innovative connection for MSC. The proposed connection can cooperate with building function favorably and make it possible to connect the individual modular units outside the building entirely. The construction of the innovative connection and the process of assembling are firstly described in detail. Subsequently, the load-transferring mechanism of the proposed connection is verified by comparison of the load-displacement response with two types of traditional connection under monotonic and cyclic load through finite element method (FEM). The proposed connection is evaluated as semi-rigid connection according to Eurocode3. Further, seismic performance of the innovative connection is investigated. The results indicate that the proposed connection exhibits ductility and plentiful hysteretic curve with unnoticeable pinching under quasi-static load therefore dissipate large amount of energy through plastic deformation.

Keywords:

Modular steel construction; Seismic performance; Innovative connection; Load-transferring mechanism; Numerical study

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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
Early bird registration:
on or before 7 September 2018
Online Registration Closes:
31 October 2018
Announcement of programme:
1 November 2018
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