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Comparison of component method with experimental tests for flush end-plate connections using hot-rolled Perwaja Steel Sections

Md. Tahir, Mahmood and Hussein, Mohd. Azman and Sulaiman, Arizu and Mohamed, Shahrin (2009) Comparison of component method with experimental tests for flush end-plate connections using hot-rolled Perwaja Steel Sections. International Journal of Steel Structures, 9 (2). pp. 161-174. ISSN 1598-2351

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Abstract

A component method has been introduced by Steel Construction Institute to predict the moment resistance of partial strength connection. The design philosophy is taken directly from Eurocode 3 with strength checks on bolts, welds, and steel which have been modified to comply with BS 5950-1:2000. The accuracy of the method however needs to be validated with the experimental tests especially for hot-rolled sections other than typical British Section (BS). Six experimental tests on beam-to-column connections have been carried out for Flush End-Plate (FEP) connections consisting of variable parameters such as thickness of end-plate, size and number of bolts, size of columns, and beams. The tests were set-up using local hot-rolled steel sections known as Perwaja Section (PS) for beams and columns instead of typical British Section (BS). The strength of materials for end-plate, column and beam sections were tested for tensile strength and used in predicting the moment resistance for component method. The moment versus rotation of the test results were plotted and compared with the moment resistance derived from component method. The Study concluded that the moment resistance of the tested flush end-plate connections was higher than the predicted moment resistance from component method which showed good agreement between the two moments. The study also concluded that the tested FEP connections met the requirements and criteria of partial strength connections.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:beam-to-column connections, component method, flush end-plate connections, partial strength connections, Perwaja Steel sections
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:13267
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:29 Jul 2011 01:35
Last Modified:29 Jul 2011 01:35

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