The present article describes experimental tests performed on bolts and welds at the Centro Sviluppo Materiali under heating and subsequent cooling. Force-displacement laws, calibrated on these tests, are proposed afterwards for bolts in tension, bolts in shear and butt welds in shear during a natural fire. These laws can be integrated into models representing the global behaviour of steel and composite joints, based on the Component Method.
Hanus, F., Zilli, G. and Franssen, J.-.-M. (2011), "Experimental Tests and Analytical Models for Welds and Grade 8.8 Bolts under Heating and Subsequent Cooling", Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, Vol. 2 No. 3, pp. 181-194. https://doi.org/10.1260/2040-23126.96.36.199
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