Numerical Investigation on Block Shear of Coped Beams with a Welded End Connection
A numerical investigation on the block shear failure behavior of coped beams with double welded clip angle connection was conducted. Parametric study was conducted based on the validated finite element model. The parameters included the web block aspect ratio and the connection rotational stiffness. Based on the mechanical model of double angle connection, the pitch and the beam element length-to-angle thickness (L/t) ratio of the outstanding leg were selected as two importance parameters to consider the effect of the connection rotational stiffness. The results of parametric study show that the connection rotational stiffness has a great influence on the block shear capacity of coped beams with double welded clip angle connection. This is contributed to the fact that for the connections with a smaller connection rotational stiffness, the shear stresses of the shear area were much less than those of the connections with a larger connection rotational stiffness.
W. W. Sun and F. Wei, "Numerical Investigation on Block Shear of Coped Beams with a Welded End Connection", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 274-278, 2011