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Title: Efficiency of Eurocode 8 design rules for steel and steel-concrete composite structures
Authors: Braconi, A.
Caprili, S.
Degée, Hervé
Guendel, M.
Hjaij, M.
Hoffmeister, B.
Karamanos, S. A.
Rinaldi, V.
Salvatore, W.
Somja, H.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Citation: JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTIONAL STEEL RESEARCH, 112, p. 108-129
Abstract: Seismic design codes allow the realization of structures able to dissipate energy through cyclic plastic deformations located in specific regions, selected to involve the largest number of structural elements. The capacity design approach requires an opportune selection of the design forces and an accurate definition of structural details in the plastic hinges. The structural elements in which plastic hinges are located are over-sized with respect to the seismic actions obtained by the use of the design spectrum, while the elements that shall remain elastic are over-sized with respect to dissipative elements. The capacity design methodology requires an accurate control of the localization of plastic hinges, strongly influenced by the actual mechanical properties of materials. In the present work, developed within the European research project OPUS, different case studies were designed according to Eurocodes and subjected to a deep structural analysis, aiming to evaluate the effective allowable ductility (behaviour factor) with respect to what imposed during the design phase and taking into account the effective mechanical behavior of materials. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Notes: [Braconi, A.] Marcinelle Rivagrp, Charleroi, Belgium. [Caprili, S.; Salvatore, W.] Univ Pisa, Dept Civil & Ind Engn, I-56122 Pisa, IT, Italy. [Degee, H.] Univ Hasselt, Fac Engn Technol, Hasselt, Belgium. [Hoffmeister, B.] Rhein Westfal TH Aachen, Inst Stahlbau, Aachen, Germany. [Hjaij, M.] Inst Natl Sci Appl Rennes, Rennes, France. [Karamanos, S. A.] Univ Thessaly, Volos, Greece. [Rinaldi, V.] Arcelor Mittal SA, Luxembourg, Luxembourg. [Guendel, M.] Wolfel Beratende Ingenieure GmbH Co KG, D-97204 Hochberg, Germany.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/19140
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcsr.2015.04.021
ISI #: 000358819700011
ISSN: 0143-974X
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2016
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