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dc.contributor.authorLacey, A.
dc.contributor.authorChen, Wensu
dc.contributor.authorHao, H.
dc.contributor.authorBi, Kaiming
dc.identifier.citationLacey, A. and Chen, W. and Hao, H. and Bi, K. 2019. Review of bolted inter-module connections in modular steel buildings. Journal of Building Engineering. 23: pp. 207-219.

In current practice, the force-displacement and moment-rotation behaviours of inter-module connections for modular steel buildings are established by a combination of theoretical, experimental, and numerical analyses. The simplified connection behaviour is then incorporated into a numerical model of the overall structure for analysis and design. For engineering design analysis, it is desirable to estimate the inter-module connection stiffness by means of simplified calculations. Methods for estimation of the stiffness of traditional steel connections are available in the literature, however, their application to inter-module connections (also known as inter-connections) remains to be investigated. This paper summarises existing inter-connection details, including their purpose and associated design methods and models. The inter-connections selected from the literature provide details of the typical force-displacement and moment-rotation behaviours. For the selected inter-connections, the numerical and experimental results are compared with the calculated theoretical results predicted by existing theoretical models. The existing theoretical models are compared, and their limitations are outlined.

dc.titleReview of bolted inter-module connections in modular steel buildings
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Building Engineering
curtin.departmentSchool of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME)
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