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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Building and Construction
- Mechanics of Materials
- Metals and Alloys