Application of the Finite Element Method to the Seismic Design and Analysis of Large Moment End-Plate Connections

dc.contributor.authorMays, Timothy Wayneen
dc.contributor.committeecochairPlaut, Raymond H.en
dc.contributor.committeecochairMurray, Thomas M.en
dc.contributor.committeememberBarker, Richard M.en
dc.contributor.committeememberEasterling, William Samuelen
dc.contributor.committeememberSingh, Mahendra P.en
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-22T19:04:33Zen
dc.date.adate2000-04-24en
dc.date.available2011-08-22T19:04:33Zen
dc.date.issued2004-08-12en
dc.date.rdate2001-04-24en
dc.date.sdate2000-04-19en
dc.description.abstractDue to problems associated with welded moment connections uncovered after the Northridge earthquake, large bolted connections are becoming a much more attractive alternative for design in seismic regions. However, stringent design requirements established by the AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (1997) make current moment end-plate configurations and design procedures inadequate for multi-story buildings. This dissertation first examines and critiques current seismic design philosophies as applied to moment end-plate connections. Next, the finite element method is used to develop much-needed design procedures for large moment end-plate connections, and to improve the understanding of the role of geometric parameters (e.g., bolt pitch and stiffener locations) in the response of these connections. Finally, single-story and multi-story frames incorporating large moment end-plate connections with known moment-rotation characteristics are considered under seismic loading to determine the effectiveness of these systems in dissipating energy caused by the ground motion.en
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
dc.format.mediumETDen
dc.identifier.otheretd-04192000-15200030en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04192000-15200030en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/11245en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
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dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectFinite element methoden
dc.subjectDynamicen
dc.subjectEarthquakeen
dc.subjectSteelen
dc.subjectCyclicen
dc.subjectConnectionen
dc.titleApplication of the Finite Element Method to the Seismic Design and Analysis of Large Moment End-Plate Connectionsen
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
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