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Alternative Title

Civil Engineering Study 91-3


PREFACE The tensile strength of an arc spot weld is given only limited attention in the current edition of the AISI Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members. To broaden the design engineer's understanding of the behavior of arc spot welds, and to expand the specification's application for arc spot welds, the American Iron and Steel Institute, in 1989, initiated a research study at the University of Missouri-Rolla. The UMR research consisted of a comprehensive literature review, and experimental study which comprised of over 260 individual connection test specimens. The test specimen selection enabled the investigation of the key parameters that influence the behavior of an arc spot weld connection. In addition to individual connection tests, the behavior of the connection within a-full panel was also experimentally studied. This report provides a detailed discussion of the various test specimen configurations, test procedure, test results, and proposed design recommendations.


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


American Iron and Steel Institute

Research Center/Lab(s)

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Appears In

Cold-Formed Steel Series


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

01 Jun 1991

Document Version

Final Version


© 1991 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.


Final Report

Document Type

Technical Report

File Type