An overview of self-centering steel moment frames

Gordana Herning, Maria Eugenia Moreyra Garlock, James Ricles, Richard Sause, Jie Li

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Abstract

A self-centering steel moment resisting frame (SC-MRF) for earthquake resistant structures has the attributes of ductility, requires no field welding, and returns the structure to its preearthquake position. Post-tensioned high strength strands run parallel to the beam and compress the beam flanges against the column flange to develop the resisting moment to service loading. The behavior of a SC-MRF is characterized by a gap opening and closing at the beam-column interface under earthquake loading. Energy dissipation is provided by supplemental elements that deform under the gap opening behavior. This paper provides a literature review of steel selfcenteringsystems. Then the steel SC-MRF behavior and existing design procedure is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 Structures Congress - Don't Mess with Structural Engineers
Subtitle of host publicationExpanding Our Role
Pages1412-1420
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 14 2009
Event2009 Structures Congress - Don't Mess with Structural Engineers: Expanding Our Role - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Apr 30 2009May 2 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2009 Structures Congress - Don't Mess with Structural Engineers: Expanding Our Role

Other

Other2009 Structures Congress - Don't Mess with Structural Engineers: Expanding Our Role
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period4/30/095/2/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Herning, G., Garlock, M. E. M., Ricles, J., Sause, R., & Li, J. (2009). An overview of self-centering steel moment frames. In Proceedings of the 2009 Structures Congress - Don't Mess with Structural Engineers: Expanding Our Role (pp. 1412-1420). (Proceedings of the 2009 Structures Congress - Don't Mess with Structural Engineers: Expanding Our Role). https://doi.org/10.1061/41031(341)154