Journal article

Flexural behaviour of pairs of laminated unequal channel beams with different interfacial connections in corner-supported modular steel buildings

B Xu, J Xia, H Chang, R Ma, L Zhang

Thin Walled Structures | Elsevier | Published : 2020

Abstract

In this study, the combined bending action of pairs of laminated unequal channel beams with different interfacial connections were introduced into corner-supported modular steel buildings with the aim of enhancing the interactions between the adjacent beams and modules in modular buildings. These laminated beams consist of C sections acting together by bolts through their flanges. First, a series of experiments were conducted on three laminated beams, i.e. a channel beam with simple interfacial contact interactions (LB-C), a channel beam with four additional shear bolt connections (LB-C-4B) and a channel beam with eight shear bolt connections (LB-C-8B). Mechanical testing on an independent b..

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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.