Tests on full-scale connections between wide flange beams and rectangular hollow section (RHS) columns reveal various modes of failure as a function of connection geometry. Tension and compression moment plates with web clip angles or tension plates and seat angles welded to doubler plate reinforced RHS walls are investigated. Eight failure modes were identified from an experimental program consisting of 10 full-scale specimens. Semi-empirical expressions based on assumed stress distributions predict failure modes and corresponding moment capacities reasonably well for various connection configurations. Further analytical parametric studies showed the importance of tension plate and doubler plate dimension on joint strength and behavior.

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    National Research Council of Canada

    Research Journals
    Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Dawe, J L
    • Grondin, G Y
  • Publication Date: 1990-10

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  • Accession Number: 00602988
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1990 12:00AM