Comparison of Behavior of Connections between Modular Units according to Shape of Connector Plates

연결 강판 형상에 따른 모듈러 유닛 간 접합부의 거동 비교

  • Received : 2016.07.08
  • Accepted : 2016.11.06
  • Published : 2016.12.27


For the connections between modular units in modular buildings, the bolted joints with connector plates are used commonly. The strength of structure is determined by the weakest part of structure and the connections may be weaker than the members being joined. Therefore, to check the safety of modular building, the structural performance of connections between modular units as well as that of beam-to-column connections should be evaluated. In this study, the behavior of module to module connection with straight and cross shaped connector plates is investigated by lateral cyclic tests according to KBC2009 0722.2.4 which shall be conducted by controlling the story drift angle in the width and the longitudinal direction respectively. All of test results generally show the stable ductile behavior up to 0.04rad drift levels and the tests in longitudinal direction show a superior energy dissipation per cycle in each of the load steps. However, the straight shaped connector plates have the degradation of stiffness with cyclic loading and the larger drift angle of column than the cross shaped connector plates.


Connection between modular units;Connector plate;Bolted connection;Straight-shaped plate;Cross-shaped plate


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