Factors influencing the strength of mechanical clinching

Remo Pedreschi, Braj Sinha, Russell Davies, Rory Lennon

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Abstract

The use of cold-formed steel in fabricated structures is increasing. A major factor in the efficiency and economics of fabricated cold-formed steel structures is the nature and design of the connections. Mechanical clinching, also known as press joining, uses the parent metal of the sections to form a structural connection and has advantages over conventional connection techniques. The paper describes the key characteristics of mechanical clinching, illustrated using some typical, practical applications. The strength of the connection is influenced by a number of factors which include: Ultimate tensile strength, thickness of steel, number of layers of steel connected and where, dis-similar layers of steel are connected, the pattern of lay-up of the steel in relation to the joining tools.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures: Recent Research and Developments in Cold-Formed Steel Design and Construction
EditorsW.W. Yu, R.A. LaBoube
Pages549-562
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998
EventFourteenth International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures: Recent Research and Developments in Cold-Formed Steel Design and Construction - St. Louis, MO, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Oct 199816 Oct 1998

Conference

ConferenceFourteenth International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures: Recent Research and Developments in Cold-Formed Steel Design and Construction
CountryUnited Kingdom
CitySt. Louis, MO
Period15/10/9816/10/98

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