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Blind bolted side connection to unfilled hollow section columns

J Lee, 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 | CRC PRESS-TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP | Published : 2011

Abstract

Hollow sections have become increasingly popular in structural applications due to their structural efficiency. However, their use in low rise structures is hampered by the limited means of providing fully bolted site connections. This limitation can be overcome by using blind bolting system which requires access to one side only. This eliminates both the problem of lack of access and also the need to weld various accessories to the hollow sections. This paper is part of an ongoing research project which focuses on the development of a range of connections to hollow sections using blind bolts. The paper presents the results of an experimental program for blind bolted channel side plate conne..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research is supported by the ARC, Linkage Project No. LP0669334. The authors would like to acknowledge the invaluable contribution of the industry partners Dr Saman Fernando fromAjax Engineered Fasteners and Mr Hayden Dagg from Australian Tube Mills. The authors also wish to thank Dr Huang (Jack) Yao and Mr Rodney Wilkie for their assistance with testing and Mr David Heath for assisting with the photogrammetry surveys.