Computational analysis of flush end-plate bare steel connection under fire conditions

A. Rahman, A. Shrih, K. S. Al-Jabri

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Abstract

A finite element analysis is performed in order to study the behavior of a flush end-plate steel connection under fire conditions and to generate the temperature-rotation diagrams describing that behavior. The temperature-rotation diagrams resulting from the FEA are compared to those produced by the experimental investigation conducted at the Building Research Establishment in the United Kingdom by a research team from the University of Sheffield. The connection properties were selected to reflect commonly used connections in commercial buildings. The finite element model is developed to simulate these tests and validates the experimental results as an alternative to expensive elevated temperatures' experiments. Furthermore, the methodology used to create this model is then used to study a sub-frame made of similar connections. This provides better understanding of the interaction between different combinations of structural members, and it is intended to be expanded into a complete building model with frames interacting in 3D. Comparison between experimental and FEA results showed an accuracy within 15%, which is reasonable considering the nonlinear nature of the analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Inspection, Appraisal, Repairs and Maintenance of Structures
PublisherCI-Premier Pte Ltd
Pages293-302
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789810581923
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event11th International Conference on Inspection, Appraisal, Repairs and Maintenance of Structures - Northern Cyprus, Cyprus
Duration: Nov 14 2007Nov 17 2007

Other

Other11th International Conference on Inspection, Appraisal, Repairs and Maintenance of Structures
CountryCyprus
CityNorthern Cyprus
Period11/14/0711/17/07

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Fires
Finite element method
Steel
Structural members
Temperature
Experiments

Keywords

  • Bare steel
  • Finite element analysis
  • Fire loads
  • Flush end-plate connection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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Rahman, A., Shrih, A., & Al-Jabri, K. S. (2017). Computational analysis of flush end-plate bare steel connection under fire conditions. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Inspection, Appraisal, Repairs and Maintenance of Structures (pp. 293-302). CI-Premier Pte Ltd.

Computational analysis of flush end-plate bare steel connection under fire conditions. / Rahman, A.; Shrih, A.; Al-Jabri, K. S.

Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Inspection, Appraisal, Repairs and Maintenance of Structures. CI-Premier Pte Ltd, 2017. p. 293-302.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Rahman, A, Shrih, A & Al-Jabri, KS 2017, Computational analysis of flush end-plate bare steel connection under fire conditions. in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Inspection, Appraisal, Repairs and Maintenance of Structures. CI-Premier Pte Ltd, pp. 293-302, 11th International Conference on Inspection, Appraisal, Repairs and Maintenance of Structures, Northern Cyprus, Cyprus, 11/14/07.
Rahman A, Shrih A, Al-Jabri KS. Computational analysis of flush end-plate bare steel connection under fire conditions. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Inspection, Appraisal, Repairs and Maintenance of Structures. CI-Premier Pte Ltd. 2017. p. 293-302
Rahman, A. ; Shrih, A. ; Al-Jabri, K. S. / Computational analysis of flush end-plate bare steel connection under fire conditions. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Inspection, Appraisal, Repairs and Maintenance of Structures. CI-Premier Pte Ltd, 2017. pp. 293-302
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