An experimental study of cold formed steel trusses using mechanical clinching

R. F. Pedreschi*, B. P. Sinha

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Abstract

The paper describes an investigation into the use of mechanical clinching in cold-formed steel trusses. A series of full-scale tests on trusses with varying configurations of chord and internal members was undertaken. In addition a series of small-scale tests was carried out on samples replicating the nodal connections between the chord and the tie elements of the truss. The results of the small-scale tests are compared with the behaviour of the trusses. The number of clinches has a marked influence on the strength, deformation and failure mode of the trusses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)921-931
Number of pages11
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2008

Keywords

  • Connections
  • Steel
  • Structures
  • Testing
  • Trusses

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