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See detailA component method for cold-formed steel beam-to-column bolted gusset plate joints
Bucmys, Zilvinas; Daniunas, Alfonsas; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULiege et al

in Thin-Walled Structures (in press)

Cold-formed steel elements are being used more frequently on construction sites because of the good strength-to-cost ratio. However, insufficient studies are published examining the properties of these ... [more ▼]

Cold-formed steel elements are being used more frequently on construction sites because of the good strength-to-cost ratio. However, insufficient studies are published examining the properties of these constructions. This paper presents a study of cold formed steel bolted gusset plate connections. A “three springs” mechanical model to calculate joint stiffness is presented. Then the results predicted through the proposed model are validated through comparisons to experimental and finite element results. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental and theoretical analysis of shear bolted connections for tubular structures
D'Antimo, Marina ULiege; Demonceau, Jean-François ULiege; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULiege et al

in Journal of Constructional Steel Research (2017), 138

In this paper, numerical and experimental investigations devoted to the evaluation of the bearing resistance of tubular members with gusset plates and through-all long bolts are presented. Unlike lap ... [more ▼]

In this paper, numerical and experimental investigations devoted to the evaluation of the bearing resistance of tubular members with gusset plates and through-all long bolts are presented. Unlike lap shear joints, the analysed connection evidences a reduced confinement of the bearing area associated to the use of long bolts and the presence of a gap in the member, which can lead, consequently, to a reduction of the bearing resistance. In order to investigate the behaviour of shear connections made up of thin and thick SHS (Square Hollow Section) profiles and long bolts, an experimental test campaign including 24 specimens and FE simulations have been conducted. Both experimental and FE results have confirmed the influence of local instability on the hole in bearing resistance of thin profiles and the poor accuracy of the available standards for this particular joint typology. In particular, the performed comparisons have shown that, for thin profiles, EC3 model is likely to overestimate the resistance, while for higher thickness of the SHS conservative predictions are obtained. The present paper presents the conducted experimental and numerical investigations, highlighting at the end the need for a proper formulation able to account for the local instability effect on the bearing resistance. [less ▲]

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See detailPRELIMINARY STUDY ON BEAM-TO-COLUMN JOINTS UNDER IMPACT LOADING
D'Antimo, Marina ULiege; Latour, Massimo; Rizzano, Gianvittorio et al

in Proceedings CTA 2017 (2017, September)

Recent catastrophic events have pointed out the necessity of ensuring the integrity for structures under “exceptional” events. Since many years, the University of Liège is involved in different activities ... [more ▼]

Recent catastrophic events have pointed out the necessity of ensuring the integrity for structures under “exceptional” events. Since many years, the University of Liège is involved in different activities and projects mainly related to the robustness assessment of structures. The robustness of a structure is the capacity of the system to remain globally stable after events not directly ac- counted for in the design, like impact, fire or consequences of a human error, leading to a reason- able damage when compared to the original cause. Particular attention has been dedicated to the loss of column scenario with analytical and numerical investigations. As a contribution to differ- ent European projects (FREEDAM and ROBUSTIMPACT), experimental campaigns have been carried out or are currently undergoing, with the aim of understanding the behaviour of different joint typologies under impact loads. The experimental campaigns have the goal to underline the influence of the strain-rate of the joint components on the behaviour of the tested connections. In the present paper, an overview on the design criteria for the ongoing experimental campaign, on the preliminary results and findings is given and critically analysed. Particularly, an application in the field of the FREEDAM project is presented. [less ▲]

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See detailBeam-to-column joints, column bases and joint components under impact loading
Demonceau, Jean-François ULiege; Vanvinckenroye, Hélène ULiege; D'Antimo, Marina ULiege et al

in Proceeding of Eurosteel 2017 conference (2017, September)

Recent events such as natural catastrophes or terrorist attacks have highlighted the necessity to ensure the structural integrity of buildings under exceptional events. For more than 10 years, the ... [more ▼]

Recent events such as natural catastrophes or terrorist attacks have highlighted the necessity to ensure the structural integrity of buildings under exceptional events. For more than 10 years, the University of Liege is strongly involved in researches on the response of structures further to such exceptional events through participations to national or European research projects. In particular, the University of Liege has contributed very recently to a European research project entitled ROBUSTIMPACT investigating the behaviour of steel or steel-concrete composite building structures subjected to impact loading and proposing simplified procedures to predict the response of such structures under the considered scenario. As a contribution to this research project, an experimental test campaign was realised in Liège; the objective was to study the behaviour of beam-to-column joints, of column bases and of most of their constitutive components under impact loading and, in particular, to highlight the influence of the strain rate effects on the response of the studied joints and components. The proposed paper first describes the conducted test campaign with all the required details about the tested specimens and the testing setup; then the analysis of the so-obtained experimental results is presented. Finally authors’ views on how to account for the strain rate effects in analytical approaches for joint design is briefly expressed. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of beam-to-column joints on the robustness of earthquake-resistant moment-resistant frames
Francavilla, Antonella; Latour, Massimo; Rizzano, Gianvittorio et al

in Proceeding of Eurosteel 2017 conference (2017, September)

Robustness of Moment Resistant Frames (MRFs) designed according to current seismic codes and subjected to a loss-of-column scenario is strictly linked to the deformation capacity of beam-to-column ... [more ▼]

Robustness of Moment Resistant Frames (MRFs) designed according to current seismic codes and subjected to a loss-of-column scenario is strictly linked to the deformation capacity of beam-to-column connections, which are usually subjected to combined axial and bending loads. In the seismic design of steel frames, once avoided the yielding of columns, a global dissipative collapse mechanism has to be ensured by imposing the formation of plastic hinges at the ends of the beams or in the connections and guarantying, provided that the elements involved in plastic range have an adequate energy dissipation capacity. Within this framework, the aim of this paper is to analyse the influence of the response of the connections designed for seismic application on the global behaviour of MRFs under a loss-of-column scenario providing an accurate modelling of connections subjected to combined axial and bending loads. To this scope four different beam-to-column joints designed for seismic actions, previously tested under cyclic load history at the STRENGTH laboratory of Salerno University, have been modelled and introduced in a case-study structure, whose response has been assessed by means of push-down analyses. The performances of the analysed frames have been analysed and is compared using the Residual Reserve Strength Ratio (RRSR) index combined with the energy balance method. [less ▲]

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See detailJoints in building structures subjected to exceptional events
Demonceau, Jean-François ULiege; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULiege

in Stahlbau, holzbau und Verbundbau - Festschrift zum 60. Geburtstag von Uni.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Kuhlmann (2017)

In this paper, recent developments aiming at characterising the behaviour of joints met in building structures subjected to exceptional events will be summarised. Section 2 gives an overview of the ... [more ▼]

In this paper, recent developments aiming at characterising the behaviour of joints met in building structures subjected to exceptional events will be summarised. Section 2 gives an overview of the investigations conducted on joints subjected to combined bending moments and axial loads. The behaviour of joints subjected to elevated temperatures associated to some specific exceptional events is then addressed in Section 3. Finally, the development of strain rate effects in joint components when subjected to dynamic actions is considered in Section 4. [less ▲]

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See detailFinite element Analysis of Semi Rigid End Plate Steel Joints Under Static Loading
Bahaz, A; Amara, S; Nessi, H et al

in Proceeding of the International seminar of the apport of the simulation in technological innovation (2017, March)

The analysis of steel-framed building structures with full strength beam-to column joints is quite standard nowadays. Buildings utilizing such framing systems are widely used in design practice. However ... [more ▼]

The analysis of steel-framed building structures with full strength beam-to column joints is quite standard nowadays. Buildings utilizing such framing systems are widely used in design practice. However, there is growing recognition of significant benefits in designing joints as partial strength/semi-rigid. The design of joints within this partial strength/semi-rigid approach is becoming more and more popular. It requires however the knowledge of the full nonlinear moment-rotation behaviour of the joint, which is also a design parameter. The rotational behaviour of steel semi rigid connections can be studied using the finite element method for the following three reasons: i) such models are inexpensive and robust; ii) they allow the understanding of local effects, which are difficult to measure accurately physically; and iii) they can be used to generate extensive parametric studies. This paper presents a three-dimensional finite element model using ABAQUS software in order to simulate the structural behaviour of semi rigid steel beam to column end plate connections. Contact and sliding between different elements, bolt pre-tension, and geometric and material non-linearity, are included in this model. The model was calibrated and validated with experimental results taken from the literature and with the model proposed by Eurocode3. The results from the finite element analysis were verified by comparing the obtained moment–rotation curve of the joint. The procedure for determining the moment–rotation curve using finite element analysis is also given together with a brief explanation of how the design moment resistance and the initial rotational stiffness of the joint are obtained [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental investigation of the creep effect on prestressed bolts used in innovative friction connections
D'Antimo, Marina ULiege; Demonceau, Jean-François ULiege; Latour, Massimo et al

in Experimental investigation of the creep effect on prestressed bolts used in innovative friction connections (2017)

In the framework of a RFCS project entitled “FREEDAM -Free From Damage Connections”, innovative friction connections activated as dissipative zones in case of seismic actions are studied, with the ... [more ▼]

In the framework of a RFCS project entitled “FREEDAM -Free From Damage Connections”, innovative friction connections activated as dissipative zones in case of seismic actions are studied, with the objective to avoid any damage in the structures not only for frequent and occasional seismic events, but also for destructive earthquakes. These friction connections are made of stainless steel plates with specific coatings fastened with preloaded bolts placed in long slotted holes allowing significant displacement of the plates when the friction resistance is reached and so allowing significant dissipation of energy. As a partner of this project, The University of Liege is in charge of proposing analytical design procedures for these innovative joints and in particular of investigating the evolution of the prestressing in the bolts according to time, a key parameter when it is intended to dissipate energy through the activation of friction. This paper presents first preliminary results obtained through long term tests (5 months) performed on steel plates with particular coatings fastened with M20 Bolts. The main parameters registered during these tests were the relative displacements between the connected plates and the evolution of the prestressing in the bolts. The tests were performed according to EN 1090-2, in order to assess the loss of preloading over time and the creep of the plate. The final objective of the conducted studies is to propose a methodology to predict the prestressing loss in order to ensure that a minimum level of prestressing is kept over the full life of the structures, i.e. at least 50 years. [less ▲]

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See detailUse of long bolts for beam-to-concrete-filled rectangular hollow section column joints in seismic-resistant frames
Hoang, Van Long; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULiege; Demonceau, Jean-François ULiege

in Steel Construction (2016), 9(4), 305-314

A research on a specific type of unstiffened extended end-plate joint used to connect I-shaped beams to concrete-filled rectangular hollow section columns is presented in this paper. The main idea is to ... [more ▼]

A research on a specific type of unstiffened extended end-plate joint used to connect I-shaped beams to concrete-filled rectangular hollow section columns is presented in this paper. The main idea is to use long bolts throughout the column to connect the beam end-plates, so: (1) avoiding intermediate connecting elements (e.g. a reverse U channel) or special bolts (e.g. blind bolts) that are sometimes used in practice; (2) improving the resistance and stiffness of the joint to be used in seismic resistant frames. Firstly, a test program has been performed within a RFCS European project entitled HSS-SERF “High Strength Steel in Seismic Resistant Building Frames”, 2009-2013. In the test program, specimens subjected to significant bending moments (and shear) or to shear only have been defined. Then, analytical models based on the component approach and aimed at predicting the joint response have been proposed; their validity is demonstrated through comparisons with the test results. Finally, the requirements of EN-1998-1-1 related to full strength resistance for the proposed joint configuration are discussed, accounting for the actual position of plastic hinges and the possible individual over-strength factors for each component. [less ▲]

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See detailINFLUENCE OF LOCAL BUCKLING ON THE SHEAR RESISTANCE OF BOLTED CONNECTIONS FOR TUBULAR RACKING STRUCTURES
D'Antimo, Marina ULiege; Demonceau, Jean-François ULiege; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULiege et al

in THE INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON STABILITY AND DUCTILITY OF STEEL STRUCTURES, Timisoara 30 May-01 June 2016 (2016, May)

The competition in the field of storage racking structures is so that companies are always look-ing for new structural solutions aiming at containing construction time and expenses. This pa-per focuses ... [more ▼]

The competition in the field of storage racking structures is so that companies are always look-ing for new structural solutions aiming at containing construction time and expenses. This pa-per focuses the bearing failure of shear joint using long bolts through thin tubular members with the purpose to check the reliability of Eurocode 3 formulation. The used hollow sections are free to buckle inward leading to a bearing resistance lower than the one predicted using EC3. In fact EC3 does not account for the possible occurrence of out-of-plane deformations in shear connection assuming that the connected plates are restrained by the bolt head and the nut. In order to investigate this phenomenon, an experimental campaign has been developed, a FE model Abaqus/CAE has been validated and a parametric study has been performed. The present paper introduces the conducted investigations. [less ▲]

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See detailANALYTICAL PREDICTION OF THE BEARING RESISTANCE OF BOLTED CONNECTIONS FOR TUBULAR RACKING STRUCTURES
Armenante, Vittorio; D'Antimo, Marina ULiege; Demonceau, Jean-François ULiege et al

in THE INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON STABILITY AND DUCTILITY OF STEEL STRUCTURES, Timisoara 30 May-01 June 2016 (2016, May)

The aim of this paper is to provide a formulation able to predict the resistance of simple shear connections realized by fastening a plate to a hollow square section by means of long bolts. The research ... [more ▼]

The aim of this paper is to provide a formulation able to predict the resistance of simple shear connections realized by fastening a plate to a hollow square section by means of long bolts. The research is motivated by the fact that the rules currently provided by EC3 for defining the bearing resistance of steel connections are limited to the case of stacks of plates, where every plate composing the connection is always restrained out of plane by the adjoining plate or by the bolt head or nut. This is a condition not verified in case of connections realized with long bolts fastening hollow sections. The work is organized in two sections. First, the results of an experimental campaign are presented and successively, the results of a parametric analysis carried out by means of a Finite Element model calibrated on the experimental data are reported. Afterwards, an analytical approach able to include the local buckling effects arising in these kinds of connections is presented, proposing a coefficient for the reduction of the resistance, to be included in the EC3 formulation. [less ▲]

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See detailHow can a steel structure survive to impact loading? Numerical and analytical investigations
Demonceau, Jean-François ULiege; Comeliau, Ludivine; Hoang, Van Long ULiege et al

in Open Civil Engineering Journal (The) (2016), 10

Recent events such as natural catastrophes or terrorism attacks have highlighted the necessity to ensure the structural integrity of buildings under exceptional events. For more than 10 years, the ... [more ▼]

Recent events such as natural catastrophes or terrorism attacks have highlighted the necessity to ensure the structural integrity of buildings under exceptional events. For more than 10 years, the University of Liege is strongly involved in researches investigating the response of structures further to such exceptional events ([1] and [2]). The present paper gives a global overview on recent or ongoing developments performed at the University of Liege in the field of robustness of steel building structures subjected to impact loading leading to the loss of a column. The conducted studies are founded on a combination of experimental, numerical and analytical approaches with the final aim to propose simplified procedures useful for practitioners and allowing ensuring an appropriate level of robustness to structures for the considered scenario [less ▲]

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See detailComposite joints under M-N at elevated temperatures
Haremza, Cécile; Santiago, Aldina; Demonceau, Jean-François ULiege et al

in Journal of Constructional Steel Research (2016), 124

The Eurocodes recognise robustness as a way to ensure the structural integrity of a building frame subjected to an unforeseen event and therefore to avoid a so-called “progressive failure” mode in extreme ... [more ▼]

The Eurocodes recognise robustness as a way to ensure the structural integrity of a building frame subjected to an unforeseen event and therefore to avoid a so-called “progressive failure” mode in extreme loading situations. However, few practical guidelines exist nowadays which would allow a designer to design a structure accordingly. Within the European RFCS ROBUSTFIRE project, the behaviour of steel and composite car parks subjected to localised fire leading to a column loss was investigated. Under such a scenario, the beam-to-column joints play a key role in the global structural response. Indeed, these joints, initially loaded in bending, may be subjected to elevated temperatures and to combined axial load “N”, bending moment “M” and shear forces “V”. In this paper, a methodology to predict the mechanical response of bolted composite beam-to-column joints at elevated temperatures under M-N is presented and validated through comparison with detailed numerical results and experimental tests. This methodology is based on an analytical method able to predict M-N resistance interaction curves for steel and composite joints and which is in full agreement with the component model recommended by the Eurocode. [less ▲]

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See detailVerification of analytical and numerical tools - Deliverable D.5b - Robustimpact
Hoffmann, Nadine; Kuhlmann, Ulrike; Vanvinckenroye, Hélène ULiege et al

Report (2016)

The numerical recalculation performed on the slab, beam and joint tests as well as the analytical recalculation of these tests have been employed as support for the experimental investigations represented ... [more ▼]

The numerical recalculation performed on the slab, beam and joint tests as well as the analytical recalculation of these tests have been employed as support for the experimental investigations represented within the previous chapter. In particular, numerical and analytical analysis have been performed to design the experimental test and the test setup for the symmetric and the asymmetric 3D test performed by UTRE. For the 2D-frame tests a numerical simulation was performed and the analytical model was validated. In addition to the recalculation of the experimental investigations on composite joints some parameters were varied in order to evaluate the influence on the behavior of the composite joints. Furthermore an analytical approach to predict the response of joints subjected to M-N-loading was investigated. In addition, analytical calculations have been performed in order to predict the results of the static and dynamic experimental tests. [less ▲]

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See detailDetailed results of the experimental tests - Deliverable D.5a - Robustimpact
Hoffmann, Nadine; Kuhlmann, Ulrike; Vanvinckenroye, Hélène ULiege et al

Report (2016)

At the Institute for Steel Structures crash tests on columns were carried out to investigate the dynamic response of the member during the impact as well as the dynamic interaction of the member with the ... [more ▼]

At the Institute for Steel Structures crash tests on columns were carried out to investigate the dynamic response of the member during the impact as well as the dynamic interaction of the member with the surrounding structure. The tests' campaign planned by the Università degli Studi di Trento comprises of: - two full-scale tests on 3D specimens representative of the reference buildings; From two reference structures selected as cases study two representative substructures characterised by the same overall dimensions but by a symmetric and an asymmetric configuration (i.e., column layout), respectively, have been identified. The substructures, built in laboratory, are tested reproducing the collapse of a central column. The aim of the tests is to investigate the influence of the biaxial membrane effect associated with the concrete slab in a framed structure when the collapse of a column happens. - 20 tensile tests on T-stubs related to the beam-to-column joint adopted in the reference structures and in the full-scale specimens. T-stubs associated to both the column (10 specimens) and the end-plate (10 specimens) are tested. The tests are performed at two different loading speeds aiming at investigating the influence of strain rate effects on the joint performance, with particular reference to the deformation capacity. As a reference, also quasi-static tests are planned. At the Institute of Structural Design experimental tests were carried out investigating the behaviour of 2D-frames under a column loss. In addition the behaviour of composite joints under high speed loading was examined. Within the framework of the project, two tests on composite frames were tested as well as four tests on composite joints. The 2D substructure tests planned at USTUTT have the objective to evaluate the benefit of the concrete slab compared to the behaviour of the composite frame structure concerning the development of a membrane effect. For this purpose, the results of the composite frame tests will be compared to the 3D substructure tests performed at UTRE. Therefore, the test specimens of the 2D substructure tests are adapted to the 3D substructure tests. In order to compare also the results of the composite joint tests to the behaviour of the frames and to observe the influence of the joints on each other the test specimens for the joint tests are also adapted to the frame tests. Experimental impact tests were planned at the University of Liege (ULg): 22 tests on beam-to-column joints with 5 different joint configurations and 22 tests on column base joints with 4 different joint configurations. One of the objectives of the performed study was to propose realistic joints and column bases which could fit with the laboratory facilities of ULg, what induced a downscaling of the dimension of the members in comparison to the dimension of the ones met in the reference building. With the designed specimens, it is possible to investigate the response of different joint components under impact loading, for different levels of energy (small, medium and high levels), and to compare this response to the one obtained through a static test to highlight the dynamic effects. These static tests are performed for each type of specimens and will be used to clearly determine the different level of energy to be used for the impact tests. The general test setup for all tests was derived in Work Package 3 and can be found in the deliverable D.4.1 [18] of the project. [less ▲]

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See detailSimplified equivalent static approach and results for deriving structural requirements - Deliverables D.11 and D.12 - Robustimpact
Demonceau, Jean-François ULiege; D'Antimo, Marina ULiege; Huvelle, Clara et al

Report (2016)

Deliverable 11 and 12 have been merged in the present document which can be seen as the main outcome of the activities conducted with Work Package 9 of the Robustimpact project. Section 2 presents first ... [more ▼]

Deliverable 11 and 12 have been merged in the present document which can be seen as the main outcome of the activities conducted with Work Package 9 of the Robustimpact project. Section 2 presents first the sophisticated numerical investigations conducted on a reference structure subjected to impacts of vehicles. Then, Section 3 presents in details the simplified analytical models/tools developed within the present project to predict the response of a structure (or a part of a structure) further to the impact of a vehicle. With the presented models, it is demonstrated that an accurate prediction of the structural results may be obtained and that all the parameters influencing this response are mastered. Section 4 introduces the different parametric studies which have been conducted (partly using the models/tools presented in Section 3) on 2D and 3D steel and composite structures or on composite floors. Finally, Section 5 highlights the structural requirements which can be proposed as an outcome of the performed investigations. Through this document, it is demonstrated that the different objectives of Work Package 9 have been reached in the framework of this project. [less ▲]

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See detailDesign guidlines - Deliverable D.13 - Robustimpact
Charlier, Marion; Hanus, François; Vassart, Olivier et al

Report (2016)

The present document details the design guidelines which emanates from the RobustImpact project. The reasoning used is depicted below in Figure 1-1. The first step is to define the impact scenario and its ... [more ▼]

The present document details the design guidelines which emanates from the RobustImpact project. The reasoning used is depicted below in Figure 1-1. The first step is to define the impact scenario and its key parameters. Then the impact can be characterized as a hard impact or as a soft impact. The first option assumes that the kinetic energy of the impactor is absorbed by the impactor itself while the second option assumes that the kinetic energy of the impactor is mainly absorbed by the column, thus leading to plastic deformations and the activation of geometrical non-linear effects in the column. If the soft impact is considered, the buckling resistance of the column must be examined in order to evaluate if the impacted column shows sufficient residual resistance after the impact. If this is not the case, the structure will resist if it is able to sustain the load initially carried by the impacted column by redistributing it in the damaged structure, i.e. if it is able to activate alternative load path. The resistance brought by other structural elements will then be evaluated. If the impacted column is a peripheral column, the yield line theory is used to evaluate the resistance of both slab and beams. In case of a central column, Bailey’s method evaluating the slab resistance taking into account the membrane effect is used to determine the contribution of the slab. The contribution of the beams is then quantified by evaluating the corresponding P-u curve. All the methods have been validated using FEM softwares. Since the project concerns structures whose columns are impacted by vehicles, the accidental load combination must be considered. In addition, the yield strength of the steel should be considered as 𝑓𝑦,𝑑𝑦𝑛= 𝜇.𝑓𝑦> 𝑓𝑦 . Indeed was proved than the steel mechanical properties are better under dynamic loading. Nevertheless, there is for the moment no available quantification for the majoring coefficient that should apply to 𝑓𝑦 : this could be done realizing tests. [less ▲]

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See detailBehaviour of composite joints under combined bending moments and axial loads - Deliverable D.9 - Robustimpact
D'Antimo, Marina ULiege; Demonceau, Jean-François ULiege; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULiege

Report (2016)

The present work is dedicated to the behaviour of composite joints under combined bending moments and axial loads. The results presented in this part have been mainly developed in [1]. The component ... [more ▼]

The present work is dedicated to the behaviour of composite joints under combined bending moments and axial loads. The results presented in this part have been mainly developed in [1]. The component method is a nowadays widely recognized procedure for the evaluation of the design properties of structural joints. It is used as a reference method in the Eurocodes and the proposed rules in these codes are mainly devoted to the characterization of joints subjected to bending moments and shear forces. However, in some situations, these joints can be subjected to combined axial loads and bending moments, for instance in frames subjected to an exceptional event leading to the loss of a column, situation where significant tying forces can developed in the structural beams above the lost column. The purpose of this work is to present and validate a design model, founded on the component method, aiming at predicting the behaviour of composite joints subjected to combined axial loads and bending moments. In particular, in the following the validation of this model through comparisons to recent experimental tests performed on steel composite beam-to-column joints at University of Stuttgart will be presented. The proposed method is mainly adapted from the former research work of Demonceau [2]. Some changes are made in order to improve the former method and also to extend it to the type of joints used in the framework of the current European project (Deliverable 5). Beam to column composite joints with flush-end-plate connection are mainly investigated hereinafter. The work will manly focus on the behaviour of joints under sagging moments, as it has not been widely researched yet in comparison to joints under hogging moment. An excel-based routine of the proposed method has been developed; it has been designed to be adaptable to different types of composite joints, with the objective to facilitate the verification and/or the application of the above-mentioned design model. [less ▲]

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See detailDesign report of the specimens for all the experimental analyses - Deliverable D.4.1 - Robustimpact
Hoffmann, Nadine; Kuhlmann, Ulrike; Huvelle, Clara et al

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The present report focuses on the design of the experimental analysis that are going to be performed within the ROBUSTIMPACT project (Grant Agreement Number: RFSR-CT-2012-00029). The project focuses on ... [more ▼]

The present report focuses on the design of the experimental analysis that are going to be performed within the ROBUSTIMPACT project (Grant Agreement Number: RFSR-CT-2012-00029). The project focuses on the behavior of composite steel and concrete framed buildings against accidental actions. Within the project, several experimental analyses are going to be performed spanning from the local to the global behavior. The report is divided in 4 parts, each one describing the preliminary work of each partner of the project. In particular:  Part A reports the work performed by USTUTT (University of Stuttgart) including the design of four experimental tests on composite joints and two experimental tests on composite frames. In particular, the composite joints will be investigated in order to better understand the behavior in terms of activation of catenary actions. The tests on composite frames are performed investigating the influence of the high speed loading and strain rate effects on the deformation capacity of these structures.  Part B reports the work performed by ULg (University of Liege) including the design of 44 experimental impact tests on beam-to-column joints and column base joints. With these tests will be possible to investigate the response of different joint components under impact loading for different level of energy.  Part C reports the work performed by UTRE (Università degli Studi di Trento) including the design of the case study reference structures and the design of the experimental tests. In particular, two 3D full scale tests will be performed by simulating to total loss of the impacted column in order to investigate the redundancy of the 3D slab system in terms of activation of membrane effects.  Part D reports the work performed by RWTH (University of Aachen) including the design of six crash tests on columns that are going to be performed in order to investigate the residual strength of the damaged member after the impact. The aim is to determine the response of the member during the impact as well as the dynamic interaction of the member with the surrounding structure. [less ▲]

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See detailDesign of joints i steel and composite structures
Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULiege; Weynand, Klaus

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