beamcolumnjoint (problem about peroid of structure)

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beamcolumnjoint (problem about peroid of structure)

Post by zareian1 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:39 am

hi all
I`ve created a RC frame and used beamColumnJoint element for the connections, period of structure is very high.
the period of the model without beamcolumnjoint element is ok.
please help me

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Re: beamcolumnjoint (problem about peroid of structure)

Post by fmk » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:33 am

yes, the joint will change the period and if very flexible it will change it by a lot. a simple hand calculation of how much say a rotational spring at the ends of an elastic beam will show you this. the stiffer you make the hin, the closer to your original period.

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