How can the consideration of initial rotational stiffness in steel joints impact the results of a steel frame?

Unlock the secrets of steel frame design by exploring the impact of initial rotational stiffness in connections! 💡 Discover how subtle changes influence performance in a simplified frame under horizontal and vertical loads.

Precision meets innovation as we enhance beam-column joints with calculated spring constants, creating realistic connections using RFEM 6 by Dlubal Software and the Steel Joints add-on.

📊 Our focus: a detailed comparison of deflections with and without hinges in both horizontal and vertical loading scenarios. Dive deeper into the analysis by examining bending moments in frame corners under vertical loads.

Utilizing the Stiffness Analysis in Steel Joints, we calculate initial rotational stiffness directly in the structural model. These values become spring constants, elevating the accuracy of our model.

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