Thin Light-Gage Bolted Connections Without Washers

by Robert T. Gilchrist, Jr., Engr.; Shell Oil Co., Pipeline Construction Dept., Houston, Tex.; formerly, Grad. Student, Dept. of Civ. and Architectural Engrg., Univ. OF Wyoming, Laramie, Wy.,
Ken P. Chong, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. and Architectural Engrg., Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie, Wy.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 1, Pg. 175-183

Document Type: Journal Paper


The behavior of bolted connections without washers in thin light-gage steel sheets is investigated by testing. Influence of pertinent parameters such as bolt diameter, edge distance, and so on, on the strength of the bolted connections are explored. Thickness of the steel sheets tested are 22, 24, and 26 gages. Empirical formulas are presented and compared against similar connections for thicker sheets.

Subject Headings: Bolted connections | Sheets | Parameters (statistics) | Structural strength | Thickness | Empirical equations | Cold-formed steel

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