volume 9, issue 1, P39-58 2009
DOI: 10.12989/scs.2009.9.1.039
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Pedro Nogueiro, Luis Simoes da Silva, Rita Bento, Rui Simoes

Abstract: Abstract. Composite joints, considering the composite action of steel and concrete, exhibit, in general, high strength and high ductility. As a consequence, the use of this type of joint has been increasing in many countries, especially in those that are located in earthquake-prone regions. In this paper, a hysteretic model with pinching is presented that is able to reproduce the cyclic response of steel and composite joints. Secondly, the computer implementation and adaptation of the model in a spring elemen…

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