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ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 43
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper VIII.3

Numerical Modelling of Column-Base Connections

L. Dunai*, S. Adany*, F. Wald# and Z. Sokol#

*Department of Steel Structures, Technical University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
#Department of Steel Structures, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
L. Dunai, S. Adany, F. Wald, Z. Sokol, "Numerical Modelling of Column-Base Connections", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Advances in Computational Techniques for Structural Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 171-177, 1996. doi:10.4203/ccp.43.8.3
Recent years significant research have been done on the steel column-bases. More and more numerical models are introduced for the analysis of the complicated behaviour. In this paper the authors give a general view about the behaviour and modelling aspects of the base plate type column-bases. The different level of target models for column-bases are classified. The 2D and 3D finite element models of column-bases are discussed in details. The assumptions, requirements, and computational aspects of the highly nonlinear models are shown. The numerical analyses by 2D finite element models are demonstrated (column-base components: T-stub , tension/compression zones). Advanced 3D finite element models under development are introduced. General conclusion is given on computational background of the numerical models of base plate type column-bases. The role of these models in the column-base research is discussed.

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