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Block shear failure of S275 and S690 steel angles with single-line bolted connections
Jiang,Binhui1,2; Yam,Michael C.H.2,3; Ke,Ke4,5; Lam,Angus C.C.6; Zhao,Qingyang2,4
Source PublicationJournal of Constructional Steel Research

Block shear is a common failure mode for bolted-steel shear connections. However, limited research has been conducted on the block shear failure of bolted high-strength steel (HSS) angle members. In this study, a test programme was conducted using eight single-line bolted angle specimens made of grade S690 steel and five S275 counterparts, to examine their block shear behaviour. The test parameters included steel grades, bolt arrangements (bolt number, pitch, and edge distance), and connection legs. Eleven of the specimens failed by block shear, and the remaining two by shear-out. Finite element models were developed to study the behaviour of the test specimens and to investigate the effects of connection legs on the block shear resistance. Laboratory tests and numerical analyses indicated that the block shear resistance increased only slightly with increasing lengths of the angle legs, and the relatively lower ductility of HSS did not significantly influence the block shear resistance of the HSS angles. It was also found that the predictions made by AISC 360–16 and Eurocode 3 were conservative, whereas CSA S16–14 provided unconservative predictions. The predictions obtained from design equations proposed in previous studies were also evaluated for their accuracy.

KeywordBlock Shear Design Method Finite-element Model High-strength Steel Test
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Indexed BySCIE
WOS Research AreaConstruction & Building Technology ; Engineering
WOS SubjectConstruction & Building Technology ; Engineering, Civil
WOS IDWOS:000541132300009
Scopus ID2-s2.0-85083454436
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Corresponding AuthorKe,Ke
Affiliation1.School of Civil Engineering,Central South University,China
2.Department of Building and Real Estate,The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,Hong Kong,Hong Kong
3.Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Steel Construction (Hong Kong Branch),The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,Hong Kong,Hong Kong
4.Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory for Damage Diagnosis of Engineering Structures,Hunan University,Changsha,China
5.Key Laboratory of New Technology for Construction of Cities in Mountain Area,School of Civil Engineering,Chongqing University,Chongqing,China
6.Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering,University of Macau,Macau,SAR,China
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Jiang,Binhui,Yam,Michael C.H.,Ke,Ke,et al. Block shear failure of S275 and S690 steel angles with single-line bolted connections[J]. Journal of Constructional Steel Research,2020,170.
APA Jiang,Binhui,Yam,Michael C.H.,Ke,Ke,Lam,Angus C.C.,&Zhao,Qingyang.(2020).Block shear failure of S275 and S690 steel angles with single-line bolted connections.Journal of Constructional Steel Research,170.
MLA Jiang,Binhui,et al."Block shear failure of S275 and S690 steel angles with single-line bolted connections".Journal of Constructional Steel Research 170(2020).
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