Theory and Design of Seismic Resistant Steel Frames

  • Filename: theory-and-design-of-seismic-resistant-steel-frames.
  • ISBN: 041918760X
  • Release Date: 1996-05-09
  • Number of pages: 520
  • Author: Federico Mazzolani
  • Publisher: CRC Press

A state-of-the-art summary of recent developments in the behaviour, analysis and design of seismic resistant steel frames. Much more than a simple background volume, it gives the most recent results which can be used in the near future to improve the codified recommendations for steel structures in seismic zones. It contains new material which cannot be found in any standard reference book on seismic engineering.

Structural Steel Semirigid Connections

  • Filename: structural-steel-semirigid-connections.
  • ISBN: 0849374332
  • Release Date: 1999-10-27
  • Number of pages: 536
  • Author: Ciro Faella
  • Publisher: CRC Press

Although the semirigidity concept was introduced many years ago, steel structures are usually designed by assuming that beam-to-column joints are either pinned or rigid. Theses assumptions allow a great simplification in structural analysis and design-but they neglect the true behavior of joints. The economic and structural benefits of semirigid joints are well known and much has been written about their use in braced frames. However, they are seldom used by designers, because most semirigid connections have highly nonlinear behavior, so that the analysis and design of frames using them is difficult. In fact, the design problem becomes more difficult as soon as the true rotational behavior of beam-to-column joints is accounted for-the design problem requires many attempts to achieve a safe and economical solution. Structural Steel Semirigid Connections provides a comprehensive source of information on the design of semirigid frames, up to the complete detailing of beam-to-column connections, and focuses on the prediction of the moment-rotation curve of connections. This is the first work that contains procedures for predicting the connection plastic rotation supply-necessary for performing the local ductility control in nonlinear static and dynamic analyses. Extensive numerical examples clarify the practical application of the theoretical background. This exhaustive reference and the awareness it provides of the influence of joint rotational behavior on the elastic and inelastic responses of structures will greatly benefit researchers, professionals, and specification writing bodies devoted to structural steel.

Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures

  • Filename: earthquake-resistant-engineering-structures.
  • ISBN: 1853128740
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 764
  • Author: C. A. Brebbia
  • Publisher: Computational Mechanics

Of interest to all specialists working within academia, industry and government on earthquake resistant engineering structures, this book consists of over 70 papers from the third international conference on this subject.

Steel A New and Traditional Material for Building

  • Filename: steel-a-new-and-traditional-material-for-building.
  • ISBN: 0415408172
  • Release Date: 2006-08-17
  • Number of pages: 648
  • Author: Dan Dubina
  • Publisher: CRC Press

In an era of new, composite materials and high-strength concrete, and with an increasing demand for sustainable building technologies, the importance of the role of steel in construction is being challenged.. Nonetheless, steel can successfully be used to refurbish and retrofit historical buildings, as well as being a material of choice for new building structures. Steel can effectively be combined with a variety of other materials to obtain structures which are characterized by a high-performance response under different types of static and dynamic activity. The proceedings contains nine keynote lectures from international experts, and is further divided into five sections: calculation models and methods; studies and advances in design codes; steel and mixed building technology; steel under exceptional actions; and steel in remarkable constructions and refurbishment.

Advanced Analysis and Design of Steel Frames

  • Filename: advanced-analysis-and-design-of-steel-frames.
  • ISBN: 0470319933
  • Release Date: 2007-06-13
  • Number of pages: 392
  • Author: Gou-Qiang Li
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Steel frames are used in many commercial high-rise buildings, as well as industrial structures, such as ore mines and oilrigs. Enabling construction of ever lighter and safer structures, steel frames have become an important topic for engineers. This book, split into two parts covering advanced analysis and advanced design of steel frames, guides the reader from a broad array of frame elements through to advanced design methods such as deterministic, reliability, and system reliability design approaches. This book connects reliability evaluation of structural systems to advanced analysis of steel frames, and ensures that the steel frame design described is founded on system reliability. Important features of the this book include: fundamental equations governing the elastic and elasto-plastic equilibrium of beam, sheer-beam, column, joint-panel, and brace elements for steel frames; analysis of elastic buckling, elasto-plastic capacity and earthquake-excited behaviour of steel frames; background knowledge of more precise analysis and safer design of steel frames against gravity and wind, as well as key discussions on seismic analysis. theoretical treatments, followed by numerous examples and applications; a review of the evolution of structural design approaches, and reliability-based advanced analysis, followed by the methods and procedures for how to establish practical design formula. Advanced Design and Analysis of Steel Frames provides students, researchers, and engineers with an integrated examination of this core civil and structural engineering topic. The logical treatment of both advanced analysis followed by advanced design makes this an invaluable reference tool, comprising of reviews, methods, procedures, examples, and applications of steel frames in one complete volume.

Stability and ductility of steel structures

  • Filename: stability-and-ductility-of-steel-structures.
  • ISBN: 9630579502
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 858
  • Author: Miklós Iványi
  • Publisher: Akademiai Kiado

This book presents the general reports and the presentations of the International Colloquium on Stability and Ductility of Steel Structures, held in Budapest in 2002, and dedicated to the late Professor Otto Halasz. One hundred papers have been contributed by European, American, Japanese and Australian engineers and researchers concerned with a wide range of applications of stability and ductility problems. The aim of the colloquium was to bring together specialists in the stability and ductility of steel structures, as well as to provide a forum for the exchange of information regarding the theoretical foundations and experimental investigations and methods, and to promote further development. Highlights of the volume include: design theories and the present phase of creating new standards and codes; theoretical and experimental problems of buckling of columns, lateral buckling of beams, and lateral-torsional buckling of beam-columns; the stability of steel frames and the effects of s

STESSA 2003 Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas

  • Filename: stessa-2003-behaviour-of-steel-structures-in-seismic-areas.
  • ISBN: 9058095770
  • Release Date: 2003-01-01
  • Number of pages: 868
  • Author: Federico Mazzolani
  • Publisher: CRC Press

Presenting a comprehensive overview of recent developments in the field of seismic resistant steel structures, this volume reports upon the latest progress in theoretical and experimental research into the area, and groups findings in the following key sections: · performance-based design of structures · structural integrity under exceptional loading · material and member behaviour · connections · global behaviour · moment resisting frames · passive and active control · strengthening and repairing · codification · design and application

Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings

  • Filename: seismic-design-of-reinforced-concrete-buildings.
  • ISBN: 9780071839457
  • Release Date: 2014-10-06
  • Number of pages: 784
  • Author: Jack Moehle
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Complete coverage of earthquake-resistant concrete building design Written by a renowned seismic engineering expert, this authoritative resource discusses the theory and practice for the design and evaluation of earthquakeresisting reinforced concrete buildings. The book addresses the behavior of reinforced concrete materials, components, and systems subjected to routine and extreme loads, with an emphasis on response to earthquake loading. Design methods, both at a basic level as required by current building codes and at an advanced level needed for special problems such as seismic performance assessment, are described. Data and models useful for analyzing reinforced concrete structures as well as numerous illustrations, tables, and equations are included in this detailed reference. Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings covers: Seismic design and performance verification Steel reinforcement Concrete Confined concrete Axially loaded members Moment and axial force Shear in beams, columns, and walls Development and anchorage Beam-column connections Slab-column and slab-wall connections Seismic design overview Special moment frames Special structural walls Gravity framing Diaphragms and collectors Foundations

Moment Resistant Connections of Steel Frames in Seismic Areas

  • Filename: moment-resistant-connections-of-steel-frames-in-seismic-areas.
  • ISBN: 0415235774
  • Release Date: 2000-04-27
  • Number of pages: 672
  • Author: Federico Mazzolani
  • Publisher: CRC Press

An unexpected brittle failure of connections and of members occurred during the last earthquakes of Northridge and Kobe. For this reason a heightened awareness developed in the international scientific community, particularly in the earthquake prone countries of the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe, of the urgent need to investigate this topic. The contents of this volume result from a European project dealing with the 'Reliability of moment resistant connections of steel frames in seismic areas' (RECOS), developed between 1997 and 1999 within the INCO-Copernicus joint research projects of the 4th Framework Program. The 30 month project focused on five key areas: *Analysis and syntheses of research results, including code provisos, in relation with the evidence of the Northridge and Kobe earthquakes; *Identification and evaluation through experimental means of the structural performance of beam-to-column connections under cyclic loading; *Setting up of sophisticated models for interpreting the connection response; *Numerical study on the connection influence on the seismic response of steel buildings; *Assessment of new criteria for selecting the behaviour factor for different structural schemes and definition of the corresponding range of validity in relation of the connection typologies.

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