An Experimental Study on Structural Behaviours of Single Shear Cold-Formed Stainless Steel Bolted Connections with Two Bolts
The application of stainless steel in buildings has been increased gradually with excellent life cycle cost for ensuring the sustainability in structures for the reduction of green house gas emission. Especially, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the structural behaviors such as ultimate strength, fracture mode and out of plane deformation, i.e., curling of single shear bolted connection of cold-formed austenitic stainless steel with two bolts (2×1 bolt arrangement). Plate thickness and end distance parallel to the direction of applied force are considered as main variables. The curling was also observed in the bolted connections with a long end distance and edge distance as the previous researches. Curling occurrence resulted in the change of fracture modes in connections with same bolt arrangement and end distance and ultimate strength reduction.
A. Saimoto and M.H. Aliabadi
T. S. Kim et al., "An Experimental Study on Structural Behaviours of Single Shear Cold-Formed Stainless Steel Bolted Connections with Two Bolts", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 452-453, pp. 617-620, 2011