Analytical modeling of post-tensioned precast beam-to-column connections

KAYA M., Arslan A.

Materials and Design, vol.30, no.9, pp.3802-3811, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.matdes.2009.01.033
  • Journal Name: Materials and Design
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3802-3811
  • Keywords: Moment resisting beam-to-column connections, Post-tensioning, Finite element method, Nonlinear analysis
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, post-tensioned precast beam-to-column connections are tested experimentally at different stress levels, and are modelled analytically using 3D nonlinear finite element modelling method. ANSYS finite element software is used for this purposes. Nonlinear static analysis is used to determine the connection strength, behavior and stiffness when subjected to cyclic inelastic loads simulating ground excitation during an earthquake. The results obtained from the analytical studies are compared with the test results. In terms of stiffness, it was seen that the initial stiffness of the analytical models was lower than that of the tested specimens. As a result, modelling of these types of connection using 3D FEM can give crucial beforehand information, and overcome the disadvantages of time consuming workmanship and cost of experimental studies. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.