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Published: Građevinar 66 (2014) 10
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Evaluation of extreme load performance of pre-Northridge connections

Iman Faridmehr, Mohd Hanim Osman, Mamood Md. Tahir, Ali Farokhi Nejad, Reza Hodjati

Abstract

Disastrous consequences of a partial collapse of the Ronan Point apartment in 1968, along with the 1994 Northridge earthquake, exposed the vulnerability of steel moment frames subjected to extreme loading. The reports of these two catastrophic events revealed the significant role of the beam-to-column connection where the damage was mainly formed. A numerical and experimental investigation was conducted in accordance with 2010 AISC Seismic Provisions and UFC 4-023-03 Guideline. An inadequate cyclic behaviour and rotational capacity resulted from the analysis where the fracture in the vicinity of groove welding was due to a poorly designed connection.

Keywords
pre-Northridge welded-bolted connection, interstory drift angle, progressive collapse and seismic performance

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Faridmehr, I., Osman, M. H. ., Tahir, M. M. ., Nejad, A. F. ., Hodjati, R.: Evaluation of extreme load performance of pre-Northridge connections, GRAĐEVINAR, 66 (2014) 10, pp. 889-898, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1087.2014

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Faridmehr, I., Osman, M. H. ., Tahir, M. M. ., Nejad, A. F. ., Hodjati, R. (2014). Evaluation of extreme load performance of pre-Northridge connections, GRAĐEVINAR, 66 (10), 889-898, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1087.2014

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Authors:
Iman Faridmehr WEB
Iman Faridmehr
UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia
Faculty of Civil Engineering
UTM Construction Research Centre
Mohd Hanim Osman WEB
Mohd Hanim Osman
UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Department of Structure and Material
Mamood Md Tahir WEB
Mamood Md. Tahir
UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia
Faculty of Civil Engineering
UTM Construction Research Centre
Ali Farokhi Nejad WEB
Ali Farokhi Nejad
UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Reza Hodjati WEB
Reza Hodjati
UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Department of Structure and Material