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- Blind bolted moment connection to sides of hollow section columns
- Lee, J.; Goldsworthy, H. M.; Gad, E. F.
- This paper presents the results of an experimental programme for a new blind bolted connection to unfilled hollow section (HS) columns under static loading. In this connection, channels with side plates connect beam flanges to the side face of HS columns. This is a simple alternative connection to typical face connections, i.e. the extended endplate connection or the T-stub connection (with T-stubs connecting the top and bottom flanges of the beam to the face of the column). The channel side plate connection was found to be much stiffer than a typical face connection and has the potential to achieve a rigid connection status for braced frames according to the EC3 classifications. Comparison of the test results and three dimensional finite element (FE) modelling indicates that the FE analyses can be used to predict the connection behaviour with sufficient accuracy. The preliminary investigation for the channel side plate connection shows promising results and forms the basis for the development of other blind bolted side connections for applications in the low rise construction industry.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences
- Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 67, no. 12 (Dec 2011), pp. 1900-1911
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- FOR Code(s)
- 0905 Civil Engineering
- Blind bolts; Finite element modelling; Hollow section columns; Moment connection; Side connection
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- Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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