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Buildings 2019, 9(1), 19; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings9010019

Assessment of Progressive Collapse Resistance of Steel Structures with Moment Resisting Frames

College of Engineering, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi 59911, UAE
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Received: 17 December 2018 / Revised: 31 December 2018 / Accepted: 3 January 2019 / Published: 9 January 2019
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Abstract

This paper evaluates the practice of using moment connections in the perimeter of the structural system and shear connections within the interior connections of the three-dimensional structural system from the perspective of resistance to progressive collapse. The enhanced resistance to progressive collapse associated with using moment resisting connections at the perimeter as well as internal to the three-dimensional system is assessed. Progressive collapse occurrence and system resistance are determined using the alternate path method which presumes a primary load carrying-member is notionally removed. The paper compares the structural response determined using linear elastic, non-linear elastic and non-linear dynamic analyses. Linear and non-linear static analyses are found to be incapable of capturing the response pursuant to the loss of the primary load carrying member. The analysis procedures used in this study followed (for the most part) the United States Department of Defense Guide for Progressive Collapse Resistant Design of Structures. View Full-Text
Keywords: alternate path method; moment resisting connections; shear connections; non-linear dynamic analysis alternate path method; moment resisting connections; shear connections; non-linear dynamic analysis
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Mohamed, O.; Khattab, R. Assessment of Progressive Collapse Resistance of Steel Structures with Moment Resisting Frames. Buildings 2019, 9, 19.

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