Investigation of the stresses and strains of steel column-beam connections subjected to seismic loading

Yeni E. Ç., Gören B.

Mathematical and Computational Applications, vol.7, no.2, pp.123-132, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/mca7020123
  • Journal Name: Mathematical and Computational Applications
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-132
  • Keywords: Cyclic loading, Finite element modelling, Seismic loading, Steel welded column-beam connections
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


In Turkey most of the buildings are constructed using concrete, while it is known that concrete is a brittle construction material unsuitable for countries prone to earthquakes. Therefore in other earthquake prone countries such as Japan and USA steel column-beam connections are widely used. It is accepted worldwide that these types of structures are more resistant to seismic loading compared to concrete structures. The steel column-beam connection region is the most critical part for steel framed structures in terms of various factors such as the materials employed, the type of connection, the degree of seismic loading, etc. In this study, a welded column-beam connection was modelled using I-DEAS software and finite element analysis was carded out on the model in order to conduct the stress-strain analysis.