Nonlinear Numerical Evaluation of Dry Precast Beam Column Connection with Embedded Bolts
Precast dry connected frame systems are faster to construct with less erection efforts. These frame systems are considered non-emulate frame systems. The lateral load behaviour of these connections needs to be evaluated to ensure the desired performance. The performance of these dry connections with embedded bolts proposed was studied by finite elemental analysis. The nonlinear FEM analysis results obtained by considering appropriate elements, and material definition parameters, including failure and interactions, were validated with the experimental results available in the literature. The rigidity of the joints was evaluated using the beamline method. The beamline plot unveils that the joints can be classified as rigid joints. The results reveal that the joints under study have satisfactory stiffness degradation, energy dissipation characteristics, and failure modes like monolithic connection. The numerical procedure developed provide an efficient solution for performance evaluation and seismic design of these precast joints.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License [CC BY] that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).