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Monotonic and Cyclic Performance of Joints of Cold Formed Steel Portal Frames

WithD. Dubina, A. Stratan, A. Ciutina, L. Fulop, N. Zsolt

The paper summarises the results of an experimental program carried out at the Politehnica University of Timisoara in order to evaluate the performance of eaves (knee) and ridge (apex) joints of pitched roof cold formed steel portal frames under monotonic and cyclic loading. Three different configurations of ridge and knee joints have been tested. The behaviour and failure mechanisms of joints have been observed in order to evaluate their rigidity, strength and ductility.