Parametric Study of Static Strength of Multiplanar KK-Joints：Square Chords and Circular Braces
Pre-stressed spatial tubular truss system is adopted in steel roof truss structures of China International Exhibition Center New Venue. Bottom chord joints are multiplanar KK-joints consisting of chord with square hollow section and brace with circular hollow section. However, not only that relatively little research has been carried out on such joints, but also that no detailed design guidance on KK-type joints consisting of chord with square hollow section and brace with circular hollow section can be found Current design code for steel structure (GB 50017-2003). This paper reports the study into the strength of this type of KK-joints under axial loading. The numerical models were adopted, and several various geometric parameters which affect the strength and failure modes, were investigated. It was indicated that the geometric parameters affects significantly the ultimate capacity and failure modes of the joints. The varied relationship of the strength and failure mode with parameter varying was studied in detail. The results of the work presented provide initial discussion on behavior of this type of KK-joints and lay the foundation for a future large-scale parametric study and put out design formula.
Guangfan Li, Yong Huang and Chaohe Chen
A. G. Chen et al., "Parametric Study of Static Strength of Multiplanar KK-Joints：Square Chords and Circular Braces", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 250-253, pp. 1527-1532, 2011