1st Edition

Smart Connection Systems
Design and Seismic Analysis

ISBN 9781138027787
Published October 5, 2015 by CRC Press
432 Pages

USD $170.00

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Book Description

This book introduces new smart connection systems which can be used in aseismic building design in order to control inter-story drifts and to reduce residual displacements. They are also utilized as damper devices and base isolators. The application of these systems to composite moment frame buildings will also be treated in the book. In addition, the book will discuss how to make nonlinear frame models used for simulating entire behavior in the building as well as advance finite element (FE) models used for accurately reproducing mechanical behavior in the local system. Will be of interest to researchers, engineers, and students in the field of civil and structural engineering.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Design and analyses for smart PR-CFT connections
1 Preliminary study
2 Design and modeling for smart PR-CFT connection systems
3 Analyses for smart PR-CFT connections (end plate connection type)
4 Analyses for smart PR-CFT connections (T-stub connection type)

Part 2 Design and analyses for bolted connections
5 Bolted connections (FE models)
6 Bolted connections (component models)
7 Recentering bolted connections (component models)

Part 3 Design and analyses for other smart connections
8 Gusset plate connections
9 Recentering slit damper connection
10 Smart damping connectors

Appendix A: A detailed design example for CFT columns
Appendix B: Design examples and failure modes
Appendix C: Detail design examples for panel zones
Appendix D: Earthquake ground motions

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Dr. Jong Wan Hu received his Ph.D. degree from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. Dr. Hu was a Post-Doctorate Research Fellow at the Structural, Mechanics, and Material Research Group of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Hu also worked as an Associate Research Fellow at the Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP) and as an Assistant Administrator at the National S&T Council (NSTC) for two years. He is currently Assistant Professor at Incheon National University. He is an active member of ASME and ASCE and his research interests are in the area of smart structures, seismic design, composite structures, and finite element modeling.