Journal article

A comprehensive experimental-numerical investigation on the bending response of laminated double channel beams in modular buildings

Bo Xu, Junwu Xia, Hongfei Chang, Renwei Ma, Lihai Zhang

Engineering Structures | Elsevier BV | Published : 2019

Abstract

Laminated channel steel beams enhance the interaction between adjacent beam components and thereby improve the structural integrity of steel modular buildings. However, the bending response of laminated steel channel beams has not been fully understood. In this study, a series of experimental tests and a finite element analysis (FEA) were conducted to investigate the superimposed bending behaviour of laminated channel beams. Four-point bending tests were performed on a simple laminated beam with interfacial friction (LFB), a strong laminated beam with interfacial friction and bolt connections (LFCB), and a single beam to derive the bending response of an independent bending beam (IBB) for co..

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Grants

Awarded by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities


Awarded by Doctoral Research Fund of JiangSu Collaborative Innovation Center for Building Energy Saving and Construction Technology


Funding Acknowledgements

The financial support from the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (2018ZDPY04) and the Doctoral Research Fund of JiangSu Collaborative Innovation Center for Building Energy Saving and Construction Technology (SJXTBS1720, SJXTBS1721) is greatly appreciated.