semi rigid connection

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semi rigid connection

Post by varafkhami » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:26 am

Hello
I need to modeling semi rigid connection in portal steel frames(E.Bayo modeling of semi rigid connection or cruciform element)in opensees to pushover analysis.
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Re: semi rigid connection

Post by fmk » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:21 am

well the only way to do it is at duplicate nodes at a joint and a rotational spring to model the semi-rigid connection. you can either constrain the translational dof or have springs here as well. do note that your periods are going to change. i suggest you play with a portal frame and the effect on periods before you go big.

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Re: semi rigid connection

Post by Halim » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:24 am

Thanks,
that solved my problem same as stated in above

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Re: semi rigid connection

Post by varafkhami » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:53 am

Hi ;
I have a 12X12 stiffness matrix for each 2d frame connections;how can I add new element with this stiffness matrix to being assembled with other element;
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Re: semi rigid connection

Post by fmk » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:48 am

if the dof at the element nodes match the other elements framing into the node you need to do nothing .. if they are different you need to create duplicate nodes and tie the nodes together with the equalDOF command.

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Re: semi rigid connection

Post by varafkhami » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:21 pm

in each connection nodes have 3 dofs match to other element nodes, but stiffness matrix for this element is different from other element.how can apply this matrix ?
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Re: semi rigid connection

Post by fmk » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:49 pm

how is it different!!!

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Re: semi rigid connection

Post by varafkhami » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:19 am

In this method we replace beam to column connection by a cruciform element that 4 nodes exist in corner of this element(this element has dimention in X and Y direction).when this connection is semi rigid we have a 12x12 stiffness matrix for this element according to 4 nodes (and 3 dofs in each nodes);now how can apply this matrix to define new element for connections ...
thanks a lot.

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