Numerical/experimental research on welded joints in aluminium truss girders

B.W.E.M. van Hove, F. Soetens

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Abstract

Welded joints in a 30 meter span aluminium truss girder were investigated numerically and experimentally. Since aluminium design rules for welded K-and N-joints in CHS truss girders were lacking the joints were checked using steel design rules. Calculations showed that the N-joints were governing for chord and brace sizes. Further numerical analysis on the N-joints using ANSYS 11.0 was carried out. Full scale experimental research was successfully carried out for validation of the numerical calculations. It is concluded that steel design rules predict the failure behavior and failure mode of the considered aluminium N-joints well. However, steel design rules overestimate the failure load by 8% for the truss configurations investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAluminium Constructions : Sustainability, Durability and Structural Advantages : Selected, Peer-Reviewed Papers from the 13th International Aluminium Conference - INALCO 2016, September 21-23, 2016, Napels, Italy
EditorsF.M. Mazzolani, F. Bellucci, B. Faggiano, A. Squillace
Pages295-300
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-0357-3044-9
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2016
Event13th International Aluminium Conference (INALCO 2016), September 21-23, 2016, Napels, Italy - Napels, Italy
Duration: 21 Sep 201623 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume710

Conference

Conference13th International Aluminium Conference (INALCO 2016), September 21-23, 2016, Napels, Italy
Abbreviated titleINALCO 2016
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityNapels
Period21/09/1623/09/16

Bibliographical note

Selected, peer reviewed papers from the 13th International Aluminium Conference - INALCO 2016, September 21-23, 2016, Naples, Italy

Keywords

  • aluminium, welded connections, truss gorders

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