Nonlinear Modeling of Slab-Column Connections Under Cyclic Loading

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Based on a beam analogy concept, a two-dimensional (2D) nonlinear model for interior slab-column connections was developed for use in pushover analyses of flat-plate structures. The slab lateral resistance from flexure and shear acting on the connection was modeled by an equivalent beam element and the resistance from torsion by a rotational spring element. The parameters defining connection lateral stiffness were calibrated from the tests presented in this study and were validated using experimental data reported in other studies.


Civil and Environmental Engineering | Construction Engineering and Management | Structural Engineering


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