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Developing and Validating New Bolted End-Plate Moment Connection Configurations
End-plate moment connections are widely used, especially in metal buildings, between rafters (beams) and columns or at splice connections in rafters. References such as the AISC Design Guide 16 entitled “Flush and Extended ...
Topology Optimization to Resist Buckling
A topology optimization algorithm to control out-of-plane buckling in shear-acting structural fuses is provided. The optimization procedure uses a genetic algorithm written in Matlab to find the distribution of material ...
Computational Study of Tension Field Action in Gable Frame Panel Zones
A computational study was conducted to evaluate the extent to which the column panel zone in a gable frame knee joint can develop tension field action when subjected to positive bending (top flange of the rafter is in ...
The Effect of Powder Actuated Fasteners on the Seismic Performance of Protected Zones in Steel Moment Frames
Steel moment resisting frames rely on large inelastic strains in the beam plastic hinge region to dissipate seismic energy during an earthquake and protect the building against collapse. To limit the potential for premature ...
Energy Dissipation of Thin-Walled Cold-Formed Steel Members
Design of cold-formed steel (CFS) structures subjected to lateral seismic forces traditionally relies on the cyclic strength of subassemblages such as strapped/sheathed shear walls. Little regard is paid to the behavior ...