Reistance Results for the Crocodile Connection
2015 (English)In: The 13th Nordic Steel Construction Conference: NSCC-2015 / [ed] Markku Heinisuo; Jari Mäkinen, Tampere: Tampere University of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering , 2015, 247-248 p.Conference paper, Meeting abstract (Refereed)
A novel type of connection, referred to as the “crocodile nose” (CN) connection for circular hollow sections (CHS) is investigated in the framework High Strength Long Span Structures (HILONG) project. This connection provides an aesthetically improved alternative to the commonly used slotted-end CHS connection. The end of the CHS member is doubly bevelled and a pair of inflected plates, welded on the edges of the cuts, undertakes the load transfer. This investigation focuses on two parameters, the bevelling angle and the influence of a stiffener connecting the inflected plates. The program is completed through FE calcula-tions and laboratory tests. The design of the test specimens, preliminary FEM and test results are presented in this paper.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tampere: Tampere University of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering , 2015. 247-248 p.
Circular hollow sections, steel connections, Engineering mechanics - Construction engineering
Teknisk mekanik - Konstruktionsteknik
Research subject Steel Structures; Attractive built environment (AERI)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-34908Local ID: 936bdf87-f69b-4adf-94fa-7bcd96134f66ISBN: 978-952-15-3578-9ISBN: 978-952-15-3579-6 (PDF)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-34908DiVA: diva2:1008160
Nordic Steel Construction Conference : 23/09/2015 - 25/09/2015
ProjectsHigh Strength Long Span Structures
Godkänd; 2015; 20151001 (manpan)2016-09-302016-09-30Bibliographically approved