Experimental investigation of welded T-end connection to circular hollow section (CHS)

Messaoud Saidani, Abdussamad Wnis

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of an experimental investigation into the behaviour of welded T-end connections to circular hollow section (CHS) members subjected to axial tension. A total of 22 specimens were tested to failure. Parameters considered for the investigation were the tube size and the cap plate thickness. The cleat plate thickness was kept constant for all tests. The cleat plate orientation relative to the tube was investigated and was found to affect the joint strength. There was evidence of shear lag taking place. The finite element analysis was used to predict the failure loads and comparison is made with the test results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1103-1107
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007
EventThe thirds international conference on structural engineering, mechanics and computation - University of Cape Town, Cape town, South Africa
Duration: 2 Sep 20074 Sep 2007

Conference

ConferenceThe thirds international conference on structural engineering, mechanics and computation
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape town
Period2/09/074/09/07

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    Saidani, M., & Wnis, A. (2007). Experimental investigation of welded T-end connection to circular hollow section (CHS). 1103-1107. Paper presented at The thirds international conference on structural engineering, mechanics and computation, Cape town, South Africa.