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Tensile resistances of bolted circular flange connections

Abstract : A closed form solution for the ultimate tensile resistance of a bolted flange joint is derived considering yield line failure mechanisms developed by Igarashi et al. The position of the prying force is determined based on formulations previously developed by the authors. Under various simplified assumptions and approximations, a design approach similar to that of the Eurocode 3 for T-stubs is proposed. To validate this approach, experimental tests have been performed on six connections of circular hollow sections made of bolted ring flange. A finite element model considering the elastoplastic behaviour of steel and contact conditions has been developed and the results showed a good agreement with experimental results. Based on the FEM model, a parametric study shows that the proposed analytical model is valid for a wide range of connections. © 2018
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Maël Couchaux, Mohammed Hjiaj, I. Ryan, A. Bureau. Tensile resistances of bolted circular flange connections. Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 2018, 171, pp.817-841. ⟨10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.04.004⟩. ⟨hal-01835079⟩



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