Butt welds and transverse fillet welds in thin cold-Formed RHS members

Xiao Ling Zhao, Gregory J. Hancock

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This paper describes welded-connection tests that were performed on rectangular hollow sections (RHS). The thIckness of the RHS sections varied from 1.6 to 3.0 mm. Both butt welds and transverse fillet welds were tested. w.here the tension load was perpendicular to the direction of the weld. The test results are compared wIth exlstIng American.' Australian, Canadian, and European design formulas, and proposed design formulas are gIven. The rehablhty analysIs method is used to cahbrate the existing and proposed design formulas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1674-1682
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Structural Engineering (United States)
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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