Progressive collapse behaviour of extended endplate connection to square hollow column via blind Hollo-Bolts

Wang, W, Li, L, Chen, D and Xu, T 2018, 'Progressive collapse behaviour of extended endplate connection to square hollow column via blind Hollo-Bolts', Thin-Walled Structures, vol. 131, pp. 681-694.


Document type: Journal Article
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Title Progressive collapse behaviour of extended endplate connection to square hollow column via blind Hollo-Bolts
Author(s) Wang, W
Li, L
Chen, D
Xu, T
Year 2018
Journal name Thin-Walled Structures
Volume number 131
Start page 681
End page 694
Total pages 14
Publisher Pergamom Press
Abstract This paper investigated behaviour of two blind bolted extended endplate connections using Hollo-Bolts to square hollow section (SHS) column in full-scale beam-joint-beam assemblies under a scenario of inner column removal. The characteristics of the Hollo-Bolt were firstly examined by nine direct tension tests and six double shear tests, which demonstrated low pre-tension and anti-sliding capacity under recommended torques in comparison with the requirement for standard high strength slip-critical bolts. In two specimens with special configuration of reduced beam section (RBS) or thin column (TC), Hollo-Bolts were pulled out from column wall with different failure mechanism, one exhibiting shear failure of sleeve and the other combining closure of sleeve legs in Hollo-Bolts and enlarged bolt holes of column wall. Strain intensities at the connection region and load transfer mechanisms of flexural resistance and catenary mechanism were analysed in details. Results indicated that the premature failure of thin column wall disabled the full utilization of Hollo-Bolts strength and hence resulted in low level of stiffness and catenary resistance of the assembly, which implied the necessity of connected plates with sufficient thickness for satisfactory performance of Hollo-Bolt connections. In the comparison against other blind bolted connection and welded connection in normalised vertical resistance - normalised beam rotation curves, extended endplate connections using Hollo-Bolts presented lower initial normalised stiffness due to their limited pre-tensions, and lower level of catenary mechanism development due to the reduced strength of Hollo-Bolt under large deformation.
Subject Structural Engineering
Keyword(s) Blind bolted extended endplate connection
Catenary mechanism
Hollo-Bolt
Progressive collapse
Square hollow section column
Stiffness
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.tws.2018.07.043
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