Title page for ETD etd-10302001-095133

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Lee, Wey-Jen
Author's Email Address wlee@bechtel.com
URN etd-10302001-095133
Title Behavior of Connection with Beam Bearing on Bottom Flange of Girder
Degree Master of Science
Department Civil Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Easterling, William Samuel Committee Chair
Murray, Thomas M. Committee Member
Plaut, Raymond H. Committee Member
  • Finite Element Study
  • Beam-to-Girder Connection
  • Yield Line Theory
Date of Defense 2001-09-20
Availability unrestricted
An analytical investigation was conducted to study the behavior of a bottom flange bearing beam-to girder connection subjected to patch loading. This connection would be useful with deep deck (thickness greater than 3 in.) composite slabs as well as with commonly used deck where floor-to-floor height needs to be minimized. Five girder specimens were loaded until yielding during the initial phase of the research. The analysis section consists of the yield line theory and finite element study that were used to develop a model to predict the collapse loads of the girder sections. These results from the model were then compared to the experimental loads. A design procedure utilizing the proposed model and future work recommendations are then presented.
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