Lateral torsional buckling of gusset plates in bolted moment connections among cold-formed steel members

Kwok Fai Chung, Y. J. Shi

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Sixteen component and system tests are carried out to examine the strength, the stiffness and the deformation capacity of bolted moment connections to study its structural performance among cold-formed steel members. Four failure modes are identified, namely: bearing failure in section web around bolt hole reposition; lateral torsional buckling of gusset plate; flexural failure of connected member; and combined compression and bending of column member. Among sixteen component and system tests, the maximum moment resistance of the beam column connections is 85% of the moment capacity of the members. The lowest moment resistance of the connections is 50% of the moment capacity of the members.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-197
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Constructional Steel Research
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys

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