Analysis of the load-carrying capacity of a bolted connection between a steel floor beam and a column
Data publikacji: 12-02-2021
Zeszyty Naukowe Politechniki Częstochowskiej seria Budownictwo 2020;26(1):76–82
The paper analyses the load-carrying capacity of a bolted overlapping connection between a floor beam and a column. Three variants of the connection were considered: without the support seat and with support in the form of an angle bracket and a plate. The value of force acting on the connection was determined based on calculations made for the adopted conditions. The load-carrying capacity of bolts and plates for the assumed load was evaluated and the values of stress in the contact zone were compared for the analysed cases. It was demonstrated that the load-carrying capacity of bolted overlapping connections of the beam/column type depends on the adopted solution in terms of contact shape (presence or absence of a support seat), the type of support seat (if any) and the number, class and spacing of bolts. The results of the calculations showed that the most effective method of connection for the adopted assumptions is the connection with the support seat capital in the form of an angle bracket. The use of this type of beam support significantly reduces bolt tension and reduces the stresses occurring in the contact zone of the connected elements.