Wai-Fah Chen, Norimitsu Kishi, Masato Komuro ... 
1256 pages - Publisher: J. Ross Publishing; 1st edition (January, 2011) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 1932159991 - ISBN-13: 978-1932159998 ...

Research on the topic of steel frames with semi-rigid connections has been conducted over the past 10 years. With the publication of the 2005 AISC specifications as well as Eurocode 3, practical implementation of the use of PR connections in structural systems is now a real possibility. The Semi-rigid Connections Handbook presents a simple and comprehensive introduction that will help design practitioners implement these new developments into engineering practice. Beginning with a discussion of the new specifications and classifications of these connections, the authors go on to show, on the basis of the collected connections database, practical mathematical models for computer implementation and provide case studies on these frames including composite construction. With the help of the user-friendly list of collected data in tabular form with illustrative figures, information on semi-rigid connections is now available in a single publication and may ultimately result in its wide-spread usage among practitioners.

Key Features: -Introduces the 2005 AISC specifications and the new Eurocode 3 on semi-rigid construction -Includes more than 900 pages of semi-rigid connection test data in tabular form with figures -Provides connection models for analysis and design with case studies -Includes the recent development of steel-concrete composite connections with case studies -WAV offers updated connection data, the Steel Connection Data Bank (SCDB) program, references, and a link to the semi-rigid website at the Muroran Institute of Technology (MIT), Japan. 

Semi-Rigid Connections Handbook Table of Contents: Preface -W. F. Chen, University of Hawaii, USA About the Editors Section I. Specifications and Classifications - Y. Goto, Nagoya Institute of Techology, Japan 1. Classification and AISC Specification 1.1. Classification of connections 1.1.1. General 1.1.2. EC3 classification system (CEN 2005) 1.1.3. AISC classification system (AISC 2005) 1.1.4. Bjorhovde et al. classification system (Bjorhovde et al. 1990) 1.1.5. Nethercot et al. classification system (Nethercot et al. 1998) 1.1.6. Goto et al. classification system (Goto et al.1998) 1.1.7. Comparison of existing classification systems 1.2. AISC Specification 1.2.1. Introduction 1.2.2. Connection classification 1.2.3. Structural analysis and design for frames with PR connections References Section II. Effects of Semi-Rigid Connections on Structural Members and Frames - Eric M. Lui and Zhiling Zhang, Syracuse University, USA 2. Effects of Semi-Rigid Connections on Structural Members and Frames 2.1. Introduction 2.1.1. Connection Behavior 2.1.1.1. Connection Stiffness 2.1.1.2. Connection Strength 2.1.1.3. Connection Rotational Ductility 2.2. Effects of Semi-Rigid Connections on Columns 2.2.1. Column Effective Length Factor 2.2.2. K Factor for Columns in Semi-Rigid Frames 2.2.2.1. Sway Prevented Frames 2.2.2.2. Sway Permitted Frames 2.2.2.3. Procedure for Evaluating K using the Modified Moment of Inertia Approach 2.2.2.4. Other Approaches for K Factor Computation 2.2.2.5. Column Strength Design Equations 2.3. Effects of Semi-Rigid Connections on Beams 2.3.1 Lateral Torsional Buckling Load for Compact Beams 2.3.1.1 Beam Strength Design Equations 2.3.2 Beams with Semi-Rigid Connections 2.3.2.1 Analysis of Semi-Rigid Beams 2.3.2.2 Design of Semi-Rigid Beams 2.4. Effects of Semi-Rigid Connections on Frames 2.4.1. Analysis of Semi-Rigid Frames 2.4.1.1.

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