In a web connection, the beam is framed into the column web with the action of the beam moment causing bending of the column about its weak axis. The analysis and design of this type of connection is comparably more difficult than that for flange connections, because the maximum strength of the connection assemblage may be limited by the formation of plastic hinges in the column or in the beam, by the formation of a yield line type of mechanism in the column web, by the development of local buckling of the column flanges and web, and by the fracture of material of the assemblage. This paper primarily deals with these limiting factors with much emphasis in the connection moment and rotation capacities as well as its elastic stiffness under working load.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Building and Construction
- Mechanics of Materials
- Metals and Alloys