Seismic evaluation methods for steel members with fiber model in consideration of hysteresis

Munemasa Tokunaga, Kiyoshi Ono, Akira Hashimoto, Nobuo Nishimura, Hiroaki Taniue

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This paper aims to propose the methods for evaluating the seismic performance of stiffened steel box members in consideration of hysteresis. The previous study pointed out that the seismic evaluation results on the basis of strain are affected by the hysteresis. In this paper, the curvature or the intersectional force is focused on as proper parameters for evaluating seismic performance of steel members. Then, the seismic evaluation methods by using the curvature or the intersectional force are proposed because the curvature or the intersectional force is hardly influenced by the hysteresis. The validity of proposed methods was confirmed by comparing with experimental data and analysis data in the previous studies. Furthermore, the possibility of applying the proposed method by using intersectional force to the steel members under 2 axis bending moment or torsion is indicated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)898-914
Number of pages17
JournalDoboku Gakkai Ronbunshuu A
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes



  • Fiber model
  • Hysteresis pattern
  • Intersectional force
  • Seismic performance evaluation methods
  • Stiffened steel box members

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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