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Steel and Composite Structures   Volume 1, Number 1, March 2001, pages 33-50
Experimental study on the cyclic behaviour of bolted end-plate joints
Sandor Adany,Luis Calado and Laszlo Dunai

Abstract     [Full Text]
    In this paper an experimental study is performed on end-plate type joints. The testrnarrangement represents a column-base joint of a steel frame. Altogether six specimens were tested, eachrnof them subjected to cyclic loading. The specimens were carefully designed by performing detailedrnpreliminary calculations so that they would present typical behaviour types of end-plate joints. On thernbasis of the experimentally established moment-rotation relationship, the cyclic characteristics of eachrnspecimen have been calculated and compared to one another. The results are evaluated, qualitative andrnquantitative conclusions are drawn.
Key Words
    experimental testing; bolted connections; joints; cyclic behaviour; hysteresis loops;rnfailure mode; beam-column joints.
Sandor Adany, Department of Structural Mechanics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, HungaryrnLuis Calado, DECivil, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, PortugalrnLaszlo Dunai, Department of Steel Structures, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

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