This book introduces new smart connection systems which can be used in aseismic building design in order to control inter-story drifts and to reduce residual displacements. They are also utilized as damper devices and base isolators. The application of these systems to composite moment frame buildings will also be treated in the book. In addition, the book will discuss how to make nonlinear frame models used for simulating entire behavior in the building as well as advance finite element (FE) models used for accurately reproducing mechanical behavior in the local system. Will be of interest to researchers, engineers, and students in the field of civil and structural engineering.
About the Author
Dr. Jong Wan Hu received his Ph.D. degree from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. Dr. Hu was a Post-Doctorate Research Fellow at the Structural, Mechanics, and Material Research Group of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Hu also worked as an Associate Research Fellow at the Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP) and as an Assistant Administrator at the National S&T Council (NSTC) for two years. He is currently Assistant Professor at Incheon National University. He is an active member of ASME and ASCE and his research interests are in the area of smart structures, seismic design, composite structures, and finite element modeling.