In this work a feasibility study on the use of friction devices within beam-to-column joints of RC structures isconducted. The connection is made between RC columns cast in-situ and semi-prefabricated steel-concrete beams,named Hybrid Steel-Trussed-Concrete Beams (HSTCBs). Nowadays, HSTCBs are widely adopted in civil andindustrial buildings and, therefore, it is required to evaluate their compliance with the capacity design criteria andtheir seismic energy dissipation capability. However, the design of the reinforcement of such beams usually lead tothe adoption of large amount of steel within the panel zone which becomes potentially vulnerable to the effects ofseismic cyclic actions and dramatically reduce the dissipation capacity of the entire structure. Therefore, theintroduction of friction dampers in the HSTCB-to-column joints is investigated in order to evaluate the ability of thedevice in preventing the main structural elements from damage and limiting the cracking of the panel zone, thanksto the increase of the bending moment lever arm, which reduces the shear forces in the joint. The feasibility study isfirstly conducted through the development of design criteria for the pre-dimensioning of the device and, successively,the proposed solution is validated through the generation of finite element models.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||XVIII Convegno ANIDIS: l'ingegneria sismica in Italia|
|Numero di pagine||8|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2019|