Behaviour and Design of Bolted and Welded Connections

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


This chapter deals initially with practical fabrication issues for tubular structures, such as: cutting, flattening, profiling, bending, drainage and concrete filling. A discussion of fasteners follows, including “blind bolts” which are especially suited to tubular connections with access from only one side of the member, and the “flowdrilling” process. The behaviour and design of various types of bolted tubular connections is reviewed then a novel form of splicing tubes together by “nailing” is introduced. Weld design, with particular emphasis on the concepts of actual weld length and effective weld length, is another important topic. Finally, beam-to-column connections are covered: both simple (or shear) connections and rigid (or moment) connections to hollow section columns, and both unstiffened and stiffened connections.


Fillet Weld Hollow Section Shear Connection Circular Hollow Section Beam Flange 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Packer
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  1. 1.University of TorontoTorontoCanada

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