Behavior and Design of Angle Connections Subjected to Cyclic Axial Force and Shear

by Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, Univ of California, Berkeley, United States,
Ines Ho, Univ of California, Berkeley, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation

Abstract: The objectives of this study were to establish cyclic behavior of double angle shear connections subjected to axial load and to develop design recommendations. Five cyclic tests of double angle beam-to-column connections were performed. The studies indicated that the bolted double angle connections were stiffer, stronger, more ductile and performed better than welded double angles. Also, it was found that due to deterioration of the angles, as a result of large axial cyclic displacements, the angles may fail under the effect of shear due to gravity. Recommendations are formulated to treat this and other failure modes in design.

Subject Headings: Shear forces | Structural design | Structural behavior | Axial loads | Bolted connections | Welded connections | Axial forces

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