Review of current test methods for screwed connections

Mahendran, M. (1997) Review of current test methods for screwed connections. Journal of Structural Engineering, 123(3), pp. 321-325.

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The pull-through/local dimpling failure strength of screwed connections is very important in the design of profiled steel cladding systems to help them resist storms and hurricanes. The current American and European provisions recommend four different test methods for the screwed connections in tension, but the accuracy of these methods in determining the connection strength is not known. It is unlikely that the four test methods are equivalent in all cases and thus it is necessary to reduce the number of methods recommended. This paper presents a review of these test methods based on some laboratory tests on crest- and valley-fixed claddings and then recommends alternative tests methods that reproduce the real behavior of the connections, including the bending and membrane deformations of the cladding around the screw fasteners and the tension load in the fastener.

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ID Code: 64383
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Compilation and indexing terms, Copyright 2013 Elsevier Inc.
Failure strength
Membrane deformation
Screwed connections
Steel cladding systems
Keywords: Metal cladding, Bending (deformation), Deformation, Failure (mechanical), Fasteners, Strength of materials, Tensile testing
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(1997)123:3(321)
ISSN: 0733-9445
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 21 Nov 2013 02:57
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2015 00:30

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