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Title
Energy Dissipation with Slotted Bolted Connections.
File
PB94164605.pdf
Author(s)
Grigorian, C. E.; Popov, E. P.
Source
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; American Iron and Steel Inst., Washington, DC., February 1994, 255 p.
Identifying Number(s)
UCB/EERC-94/02
Abstract
Slotted Bolted Connections (SBCs) are modified bolted, butt jointed, shear splice connections. The modification consists primarily of slotting or elongating the holes in one of the plates of the connection. These connections dissipate energy by means of friction between sliding surfaces. Presented in this document are the experimental and analytical results of the testing of individual SBCs and the testing of a large test structure, equipped with twelve SBCs, on the shake table.
Keywords
; Dynamic response; Buildings; Vibration isolators; Earthquake resistant structures; Earthquake engineering; Loads (Forces); Friction; Steel structures; Test facilities; Displacement; Structural analysis; Bolted joints; Energy dissipation