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Title: A proposal of a beam-to-column joint using shear studs: Finite element methods and experiments

Author(s): Antonio Aznar López, José I. Hernando García, Jesús Ortiz Herrera, Jaime Cervera Bravo

Publication: ACHE

Volume: 68

Issue: 282

Appears on pages(s): 163 - 169

Keywords: Beam to column joint, Shear stud, Structures


Date: 5/1/2017

The main aim of this work is to propose an alternative beam-to-column joint for use in building structures. This novel solution consists of a group of headed studs, and has been conceived to connect reinforced concrete floors to steel columns. It is a primary structural joint and it can be used both in conventional concrete beams and in slabs. The alternative approach presented in this work offers significant benefits compared to conventional joints. Some of these advantages are regarding simplicity, industrialisation possibilities, shear strength capacity, as well as the excellent weld safety due to the use of headed studs.

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