A440 Steel Joints Connected by A490 Bolts

by Gordon H. Sterling,
John W. Fisher,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1966, Vol. 92, Issue 3, Pg. 101-118

Document Type: Journal Paper


The results of tests conducted to determine the behavior of joints fabricated of A440 steel plate and fastened with 7/8-in. diameter ASTM A490 bolts are covered in this report. The experimental results of four compact joints, conducted to determine the bolt shear strength and the effect of variation in An/ As ratio, and four long joints are presented. The variables covered in this investigation include pitch, joint length, and changes in the An/As ratio. Theoretical studios were carried out and the conclusions reached concerning the experimental variables are included. The present (1966) specification for all A490 bearing-type bolted short joints, awl the slip coefficient used for the design of friction-type joints are examined in relation to the test results.

Subject Headings: Steel | Joints | Bolted connections | Steel plates | Shear strength | Fabrication | Fastening | Structural strength

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