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Modelling semi-rigid composite joints with precast hollowcore slabs in hogging moment region

Fu, F., Lam, D. and Ye, J. (2008) Modelling semi-rigid composite joints with precast hollowcore slabs in hogging moment region. Journal of Construction Steel Research, 64 (12). pp. 1408-1419. ISSN 0143-974X


In this paper, using the general purpose software ABAQUS, a three dimensional (3-D) finite element model was built to simulate semi-rigid composite connection with precast hollowcore slabs. 3D continuum elements are used for all parts of the composite connections and the contact conditions between all the components are explicitly modelled. The model also incorporates nonlinear material characteristics and non-linear geometric behaviour. A simplified method to simulate the bolted end plate connection is introduced and validated. The proposed simulation method of the longitudinal shear transmission can accurately simulate the plastic state of the longitudinal rebars after cracking. Different materials are chosen by the authors to simulate the concrete slab, and the elastic–plastic material property is adopted which can accurately simulate the moment–rotation response of the connections. Numerical results are presented and compared with the experimental data and good agreement is obtained.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: 2008 Elsevier Ltd.
Keywords: connection; semi-rigid; pre-tension; finite element; connections; modelling; bolts; endplate
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Civil Engineering (Leeds)
Depositing User: Ms Caroline Wilson
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2009 09:47
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 01:38
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2008.01.012
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.jcsr.2008.01.012
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/8477

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