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Contribution to the design of bolted angle connection in the steel structures

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Author(s): Veličković Dragan S.

Journal: Facta Universitatis - series : Architecture and Civil Engineering
ISSN 0354-4605

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2004;
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Keywords: steel structure | angled connection | rigid connection | face plate | bearing plate | fastener

ABSTRACT
The paper presents the equations for the determination of the neutral axis position, when it is on the face, that is, on the bearing plate, and for the highest normal tensile stress in the fastener, as well as for the determination of highest and lowest normal compressive stress occurring on the face, that is bearing plate when the neutral axis is outside the face that is, the bearing plate. Which of these three possible cases will occur depends solely on the force field occurring in the given cross-section for the dimensioning of the joint. The connection is effected by the face or bearing plate, depending on the task being solved and the bolt fasteners. The expressions for the calculation of the said connections are derived for the general case when all three forces intersecting, M, T and N, in the cross section given for their dimensioning, are other than zero or any one of them is other than zero. The paper also presents a tabular presentation of the results for all of the three possible cases of the force fields, that is, the stress fields most frequently occurring in the civil engineering building practice at these joints.