Sub-assemblage low damage connection incorporating blind-bolts and Check for RBRFs subjected to cyclic loading
Yusak Oktavianus, Helen Goldsworthy, Emad Gad, Saman Fernando, Tilak Pokharel, Hongfei Chang
JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTIONAL STEEL RESEARCH | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2018
The Christchurch earthquake has given a renewed impetus to the development and use of low damage connections within moment-resisting frames in New Zealand. When using a low-damage technology, the building is designed to be easily repairable after a severe earthquake and is hence expected to be more resilient and cost-effective. This paper reports on a sub-assemblage test that investigates the behaviour of a newly proposed low damage connection between a steel beam and composite column. The connection incorporates blind-bolts, curved T-stubs and replaceable buckling restrained fuses (RBRFs). The RBRF is the only element which is allowed to yield when the earthquake level is higher than the de..View full abstract
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This research is funded by Linkage grant LP110200511 and supported by Australian Research Council (ARC) and collaborating organisations, such as Orrcon Steel and AJAX Engineered Fasteners. The authors would like to acknowledge all of the support and contributions provided by these partners. The authors also would like to thank the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships for the full scholarship provided to Mr. Oktavianus. Moreover, the assistance from Kia Rasheki, Kevin Nievaart, Michael Culton, and Graeme Burnett during the experimental work is highly appreciated.