Novel pin jointed moment connection for cold-formed steel trusses

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Show simple item record Mathison, C en Roy, Krishanu en Clifton, George en Ahmadi, Amin en Masood, Rehan en Lim, James en 2019-10-05T08:18:12Z en 2019 en
dc.identifier.issn 1229-9367 en
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dc.description.abstract Portal frame structures, made up of cold-formed steel trusses, are increasingly being used for lightweight building construction. A novel pin-jointed moment connector, called the Howick Rivet Connector (HRC), was developed and tested previously in T-joints and truss assemblage to determine its reliable strength, stiffness and moment resisting capacity. This paper presents an experimental study on the HRC, in moment resisting cold-formed steel trusses. The connection method is devised where intersecting truss members are confined by a gusset connected by HRCs to create a rigid moment connection. In total, three large scale experiments were conducted to determine the elastic capacity and cyclic behaviour of the gusseted truss moment connection comprising HRC connectors. Theoretical failure loads were also calculated and compared against the experimental failure loads. Results show that the HRCs work effectively at carrying high shear loads between the members of the truss, enabling rigid behaviour to be developed and giving elastic behaviour without tilting up to a defined yield point. An extended gusset connection has been proposed to maximize the moment carrying capacity in a truss knee connection using the HRCs, in which they are aligned around the perimeter of the gusset to maximize the moment capacity and to increase the stability of the truss knee joint. en
dc.publisher Techno-press en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Steel and Composite Structures en
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dc.title Novel pin jointed moment connection for cold-formed steel trusses en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.12989/scs.2019.31.5.453 en
pubs.issue 5 en
pubs.begin-page 453 en
pubs.volume 31 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 467 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 774410 en Engineering en Civil and Environmental Eng en
dc.identifier.eissn 1598-6233 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-06-12 en 2019-06-10 en

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