An integrated thin-walled steel skeleton structure (two full scale tests)

Alireza Bagheri Sabbagh, Rasoul Mirghaderi, Mihail Petkovski, Kypros Pilakoutas

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Abstract

The increased popularity of cold-formed thin-walled steel sections in housing construction has lead to an increased interest in the development of thin-walled frame buildings in accordance with seismic requirements. This paper investigates appropriate details for the main frame elements of a thin-walled building structure. Some of the proposed details are tested by two full scale one-storey frames under gravity and lateral cyclic loads. The results show that this type of structure offers a good potential for earthquake resistant construction, but more thorough studies are needed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)470-479
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Constructional Steel Research
Volume66
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

Keywords

  • seismic performance
  • thin-walled steel sections
  • beam–column connections

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