Experimental and numerical assessment of mixed RC beam and steel column systems

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Title: Experimental and numerical assessment of mixed RC beam and steel column systems
Authors: Moharram, MI
Bompa, DV
Elghazouli, AY
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: This study describes experimental and numerical investigations into th e inelastic behaviour of structural assemblages cons isting of reinforced concrete (RC) beams connected to steel columns by means of fully embedded shear-key s. A detailed account of the experimental results and observations from a series of fourteen full-scal e hybrid steel/RC specimens is presented. In order to provide further insights into the key response characteristics, particularly those related to ultimate failure conditions, a number of numerical sensitivity assessments are also carried out. The numeri cal studies are undertak en using nonlinear finite element procedures which are validated against previous tests on RC members as well as the experimental results from the hybrid test s presented in this pape r. The ability of the numerical models to provide faithful prediction of both RC and hybrid test results, in terms of stiffness, strength and failure mode, usi ng a consistent set of material modelling parameters, provides confidence in the reliability of the simulation techniques. Possible failure conditions for mixed RC/steel member s are assessed using a suggested hybrid Mode Index (MI). Based on the experimental and nu merical evaluations, simplified analytical representations of the failure surfaces, corres ponding to the ultimate modes of behaviour for the hybrid configurations examined in this study, are proposed and discussed.
Issue Date: 5-Jan-2017
Date of Acceptance: 19-Dec-2016
ISSN: 1873-5983
Publisher: Elsevier
Start Page: 51
End Page: 67
Journal / Book Title: Journal of Constructional Steel Research
Volume: 131
Copyright Statement: © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Sponsor/Funder: Commission of the European Communities
Funder's Grant Number: RFSR-CT-2012-00031
Keywords: 0905 Civil Engineering
Publication Status: Published
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering

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