Findings from University of Florida Provide New Insights into Structural Engineering
2012 APR 17 - (VerticalNews.com) -- "Mechanical models were presented in this study to define structural properties of steel single-plate shear connections. The development of the model was aimed at predicting behaviors of the connections subjected to monotonic, cyclic, and blast-like loadings," researchers in Gainesville, Florida report.
"Theoretical algorithms were derived based on the Component method, kinematic hardening model, and energy conservation theory. The proposed models and computational algorithms are able to determine the responses under various loading conditions, using only geometric and material information of the connection components. The reliability and accuracy of the models were validated using experiment and finite element analysis results," wrote H.C. Yim and colleagues, University of Florida.
The researchers concluded: "The mechanical model proved to be efficient and effective when applied to frame analysis in this research."
Yim and colleagues published their study in Engineering Structures (Mechanical properties of single-plate shear connections under monotonic, cyclic, and blast loads. Engineering Structures, 2012;37():24-35).
For additional information, contact H.C. Yim, University of Florida, Dept. of Civil & Coastal Engn, CIPPS, Gainesville, FL 32609, United States.
Publisher contact information for the journal Engineering Structures is: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England.
Keywords: City:Gainesville, State:Florida, Country:United States, Region:North and Central America, Structural Engineering
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