Experimental study on stainless steel blind bolted T-stub to square hollow section connections

Ying Lei Li, Xiao Ling Zhao

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Abstract

This paper presents an experimental study on blind bolted T-stub to square hollow section (SHS) connections made by stainless steel. Experiments were conducted to investigate the structural behaviour (e.g., failure mode, load–displacement curve and load-carrying capacity) of T-to-SHS connections and their basic components, including bolts, T-stubs and SHSs. The effects of key parameters, such as bolt types, bolt layouts, tube thicknesses and specimen configurations, on the performance of T-to-SHS connections and the components were identified. Design formulas were proposed to estimate the load-carrying capacities of T-stubs and SHSs, which agree well with the experimental results. The experimental results on connections between T-stub and steel hollow sections will provide a basis for verifying numerical simulations and theoretical analysis to derive design equations for such stainless-steel connections.

Original languageEnglish
Article number108259
JournalThin-Walled Structures
Volume167
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Blind bolt
  • Capacity prediction
  • Load–displacement relationship
  • Stainless steel
  • T-to-tube connection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering

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