Numerical Study on the Behaviour of Reduced Beam Section Presence in Rectangular Concrete Filled Tubes Connection

A. R. Amalia, B. Suswanto, H. Kristijanto, D. Irawan

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This paper discusses about the behaviour of two types of RCFT column connections with steel beams due to cyclic loads using software based on finite element method ABAQUS 6.14. This comparison involves modelling RCFT connections with rigid connection that do not allow any deformation and rotation in the joint. There are two types of model to be compared: BB and BRBS which include RCFT connections to ordinary beam without RBS (BB) and to Reduce Beam Section Beam (BRBS). The models behaviour can be discussed in this study are stress value, von misses stress pattern and rotational degree of each model. From the von misses stress pattern value, it found that the highest regions of stress occurs in vicinity of beam flange near column face for connection without RBS (BB). For earthquake resistant building, that behaviour needs to be avoided because sudden collapse often happen in that joint connection. Moreover, the connection with the presence of RBS (BRBS), the highest regions of stress occurs in reduced beam section of the beam, it means that the failure might be happen as proposed plan. The ultimate force that can be restrained by BB model (402 kN) is higher than BRBS model (257,18 kN) because of reducing of flange area. BRBS model has higher rotation angle (0,057 rad) than BB model (0,045 rad). The analysis results also observed that cyclic performances of the moment connection with RBS (BRBS) were more ductile than the connection with ordinary beam (BB).

Original languageEnglish
Article number012006
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2018
Event2nd International Joint Conference on Science and Technology, IJCST 2017 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 27 Sept 201728 Sept 2017


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