Proposal of strength equation for gusset plates subjected to compressive force in steel truss bridge

Hideyuki Kasano, Teruhiko Yoda, Kuniei Nogami, Yusuke Kishi, Weiwei Lin

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Abstract

Gusset plates of a joint in a steel truss bridge are the key parts of the structure system, because they are connecting several main truss members. However, the detailed failure mode of gusset plates subjected to compression has not been well examined yet. Therefore, this paper discusses the failure mechanism of the gusset plates of a joint subjected to compressive force through the diagonal member. The failure mode is examined by both numerical and experimental method. And It is clearly shown that the failure mode demonstrated by these two methods are quite consistent with each other. Then, a strength equation for the gusset plates subjected to compression is finally created on the basis of the failure mode.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-92
JournalJounal of structural engineering A
Volume62A
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • steel truss bridge
  • gusset plate
  • joint
  • failure mode

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