Load and Resistance Factor Design Criteria for Connectors

by John W. Fisher, (F.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Fritz Engrg. Lab., Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, Pa.,
Mayasandra K. Ravindra, (M.ASCE), Sr. Engrg. Analyst; Sargent and Lundy, Chicago, Ill.,
Geoffrey L. Kulak, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada,
Theodore V. Galambos, (F.ASCE), Prof. and Chmn.; Civ. Engrg. Dept., Washington Univ., St. Louis, Mo.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 9, Pg. 1427-1441


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Design criteria based on the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) approach must include a treatment of connections. The nominal resistance and resistance factor terms for the principal structural steel fastening elements (welds, high-strength bolts, and ordinary bolts) are developed. Sufficient statistical information relative to the development is given so that a critical evaluation of the choices presented can be made. The work shows that current design values for different connectors provide substantially different levels of reliability.

Subject Headings: Load and resistance factor design | Connections (structural) | Bolts | Steel structures | High-strength steel | Structural steel

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