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. (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/10.1260/2040-23188.8.131.52Download as .RIS
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