Design of Connections

  • F. Soetens
  • B. W. E. M. van Hove
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 443)


Although a lot of research on aluminium alloys has been carried out in the past, relatively little attention has been given to their structural behaviour. Therefore, in the past most design rules for aluminium alloys were based on design rules for steel.


Friction Stir Welding Adhesive Bonding Bridge Deck Resistance Spot Welding Ultimate Limit State 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Soetens
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. W. E. M. van Hove
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Structural DesignEindhoven University of TechnolgyThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Building StructuresTNO Building and Construction ResearchThe Netherlands

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