Mechanical Model Study of a Bolted Endplate Minor Axis Joint
An analysis of a bolted endplate minor axis joint that is subjected to bending is presented in this paper. The methodology for predicting the moment-rotation relationship of such joint is based on the component method and appropriate mathematical expressions. The component of column web in bending is of special concern, by using yield line analysis and plate theory, for calculation of the resistance and the stiffness respectively. A case study is reported in this work to validate the proposed mechanical model. The result is found to be satisfactory for the prediction of moment-rotation relationship, and the validity of the proposed model is discussed.
Z. Y. Wang and Q. Y. Wang, "Mechanical Model Study of a Bolted Endplate Minor Axis Joint", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 726-729, 2011