The development of the tension field and the collapse mechanism of shear panels isolated from plate girders are numerically investigated by the finite element method. Special attention is paid to the influence of the rigidity of flanges and the boundary conditions of one panel. It is then recognized that no plastic hinge appears in flanges even in the ultimate state, and that a collapse mechanism is formed when the yielded zones propagate completely in the diagonal direction of the panel. Furthermore, discussed are the relationships between the configuration of the tension field or the inclination of the tensile principal stress and the anchor action by the sided members or the gusset plate action.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Doboku Gakkai Rombun-Hokokushu/Proceedings of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers|
|Publication status||Published - 1988 Apr 1|
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