Static Behaviour of Welded Rectangular Hollow Section Connections

  • G. Davies
Conference paper
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 394)


Chapter 1 commences by giving an overview of the development and production of circular and rectangular hollow sections for structural purposes, and outlines various methods of analysis which have been used for assessing joint stiffness and strength. The yield line and finite element approaches are then introduced in greater detail. The yield line approach is used to obtain explicit expressions for estimates of the collapse load, and identify the importance of various joint perameters. The finite element method is described for elastic and non-linear behaviour, which is characteristic of the joints, taking into account both non linear material behaviour and large deflections. The chapter is concluded with examples of RHS joint design.


Shell Element Yield Line Corner Radius Collapse Load Fillet Weld 


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  • G. Davies
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  1. 1.University of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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