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Steel and Composite Structures   Volume 18, Number 5, May 2015, pages 1177-1195
Cyclic test for beam-to-column abnormal joints in steel moment-resisting frames
Zu Q. Liu, Jian Y. Xue, Xiu N. Peng and Liang Gao

Abstract     [Full Text]
    Six specimens are tested to investigate the cyclic behavior of beam-to-column abnormal joints in steel moment-resisting frames, which are designed according to the principle of strong-member and weak-panel zone. Key parameters include the axial compression ratio of column and the section depth ratio of beams. Experimental results indicate that four types of failure patterns occurred during the loading process. The P-Δ hysteretic loops are stable and plentiful, but have different changing tendency at the positive and negative direction in the later of loading process due to mechanical behaviors of specimens. The ultimate strength tends to increase with the decrease of the section depth ratio of beams, but it is not apparent relationship to the axial compression ratio of column, which is less than 0.5. The top panel zone has good deformation capacity and the shear rotation can reach to 0.04 rad. The top panel zone and the bottom panel zone don't work as a whole. Based on the experimental results, the equation for shear strength of the abnormal joint panel zone is established by considering the restriction of the bottom panel zone to the top panel zone, which is suitable for the abnormal joint of H-shaped or box column and beams with different depths.
Key Words
    cyclic loading; beam-to-column abnormal joint; shear strength; hysteretic performance; mechanical behavior
(1) Zu Q. Liu, Jian Y. Xue, Liang Gao:
College of Civil Engineering, Xi\'an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi\'an, China;
(2) Xiu N. Peng:
College of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Guangxi University, Nanning, China.

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