STUDY OF STRESSES IN A GUSSET PLATE

ETUDE DES CONTRAINTES DANS UN GOUSSET

THE AIM OF THE RESEARCH IS TO CONDUCT TESTS FOR VERIFYING THE GUSSET PLATE DESIGN METHOD BASED ON SHEAR STRESS WHICH IS SPECIFIED IN CURRENT REGULATIONS. THESE TESTS WILL BE CARRIED OUT: ON METAL MODEL, ON PHOTOELASTIC MODEL. IN 1976, IT IS ENVISAGED: TO PERFORM TESTS ON PHOTOELASTIC MODELS, ON THE SECOND TYPE OF GUSSET PLATE PROPOSED BY SETRA; TO CONDUCT TESTS ON METAL MODELS ON THE SECOND TYPE OF GUSSET PLATE; TO CARRY OUT A STUDY ON A THIRD TYPE OF GUSSET PLATE PROPOSED BY SETRA.