INTRODUCTION In order to investigate the influence of ductility on the strength and behavior of bolted connections, Dhallal (1) conducted tests on single bolt lap joints using "low ductility" steels. As part of a separate investigation, Popowich (2) conducted tests on single, double, and triple bolt in-line lap joints using "high ductility" steels. The investigation reported herein was performed in order to compare the performance of 3 bolt in-line connections of high ductility steels (21 to 53% elongation in a 2 inch gage length) with that of similar 3 bolt in-line connections of low ductility steels (nominally 5 and 10% elongation in a 2 inch gage length).
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
American Iron and Steel Institute
Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures
Report - Technical
Technical Report Number
Report No. 2
Popowich, D. W.; Errera, S. J.; and Winter, George, "Three-bolt in-line connections with low ductility light-gage steel" (1969). Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures Library. 17.