INTERACTION OF SHEAR AND TENSION IN WELDED TRUSS CONNECTIONS

By present design procedures, bottom chords of welded structural steel trusses are designed as simple tension members. Little regard is given to the interaction of shear and tension stresses that occur at the bottom chord joints. A study of this interaction on the ultimate capacity of a truss joint consisting of a structural tee tension chord and double angle web members is presented. Based on theoretical considerations and experimental results, an interaction equation is suggested as a design aid to determine the allowable tensile stress at critical joints with transverse shear present. (TRRL)

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    National Research Council of Canada

    1200 Montreal Road
    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada  K1A 0R6
  • Authors:
    • Walton, B A
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

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  • Accession Number: 00312286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM