Yield Line Analysis of Bolted Connections to I-Section Webs
The yield line analysis method is adopted to develop expressions for predicting yield load of bolted I-section web as the connecting face governs the failure of such connection. The proposed expressions are studied by varying the ratio, , of the bolt gauge width to the effective width of the web. By introduction of connecting face deformation limit, the comparison of the yield loads predicted by theoretical expressions and finite element analysis are demonstrated a satisfactory result for practical design. Thus, the yield load predicted by proposed expressions can be used as the basis for design of the bolted connections to I-section webs.
Xie Yi and Li Mi
Z.Y. Wang et al., "Yield Line Analysis of Bolted Connections to I-Section Webs", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 129-131, pp. 983-987, 2010