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Structural behaviour of beam-to-RHS column connection with blind bolts

H Yao, HM Goldsworthy, EF Gad, S Fragomeni (ed.), S Venkatesan (ed.), NTK Lam (ed.), S Setunge (ed.)

Incorporating Sustainable Practice in Mechanics of Structures and Materials:Proceedings of the 21st Australian Conference on the Mechanics of Structure and Materials | CRC PRESS-TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP | Published : 2011


This paper presents the results of an experimental study that has investigated the strength and stiffness of a moment-resisting connection between a universal steel beam and a concrete-filled RHS (rectangular hollowsection) column. In this connection double built-up tees are blind-bolted to the rectangular hollowsection. Extensions are provided to the Ajax "One-Side" blind bolts to link the connection back into the concrete within the tube, and hence to enhance the stiffness of the connection. The objective of this study is to develop a novel bolted moment connection that is easy to construct for Australian practice. The structural performance of the blind-bolted connection is evaluated in t..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge the generous support of Australian Research Council, Ajax Engineered Fasteners, and Australian Tube Mills through Linkage Project (LP0669334).