American Society of Civil Engineers

Moment-Rotation Curves for Bolted Connections

by Yoke Leong Yee, (Former Research Student, Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Monash Univ., Australia) and Robert Erich Melchers, (Sr. Lect., Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Monash Univ., Australia)

Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 112, No. 3, March 1986, pp. 615-635, (doi:

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Abstract: A physically based mathematical model that can predict the moment-rotation relationships of bolted extended end-plate eave connections, using the connection dimensions as inputs is presented. The model recognizes the bounds within which the relationship must lie, viz., the initial (elastic) stiffness, the plastic moment capacity and the strain-hardening stiffness of the connection. Comparison is made to a series of test results for a range of bolted end-plate moment connections.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Analytical techniques
Bolted connections
Mathematical models