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The Effect of Degree of Composite Action on RWS Connections Subject to Cyclic Loading

Almutairi, F. F. & Tsavdaridis, K. ORCID: 0000-0001-8349-3979 (2022). The Effect of Degree of Composite Action on RWS Connections Subject to Cyclic Loading. In: STESSA 2022: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas. The 10th International Conference on the Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas, 25-27 May 2022, Timisoara, Romania. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-03811-2_24


Concerns have been raised over the presence of concrete slab and resulting composite action in jeopardising the concept of strong column and weak beam seismic design. This comprehensive finite element analysis (FEA) aims to study the effect of the degree of composite action and other two parameters; namely, size and location of the web opening, on the performance of steel-concrete composite extended end-plate RWS connections subjected to cyclic loading. It is apparent that the degree of composite action of RWS connections is an important factor in their seismic-resistant design. In particular, the low degree of composite action in RWS connections can result in the mitigation of the bottom flange fracture damage and the crushing and cracking of the concrete slab. It is concluded that extended end-plate RWS connections can be used in retrofitting existing and in new buildings in seismic areas.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Departments: School of Science & Technology
School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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