Advanced Steel Construction

Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 678-687 (2010)


DESIGN OF ECCENTRICALLY CONNECTED CLEAT PLATES IN COMPRESSION

 

X.E. Khoo 1, M. Perera 2 and F. Albermani 3,*

1 Structural Engineer, Bonacci Group

2 Structural Engineer, Connell Wagner

3 Associate Professor, School of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland

*(Corresponding author: E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 

Received: 29 December 2008; Revised: 21 July 2009; Accepted: 17 August 2009

DOI:10.18057/IJASC.2010.6.2.1

 

ABSTRACT:

The paper presents experimental results from twelve full scale test samples using different CHS member lengths and eccentric cleats combinations. The test results show that the governing connection failure is a sway collapse mechanism. Based on this evidence, a simple design method for eccentric cleat connection in compression is proposed. Results from the proposed design methods are in good agreement with the obtained experimental results and with FE predictions.

 

Keywords:Eccentric cleat connection, CHS member, design method

 

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