Generalized Block Failure.

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Block tearing is considered in several codes as a pure block tension or a pure block shear failure mechanism. However in many situations the load acts eccentrically and involves the transfer of a substantial moment in combination with the shear force and perhaps a normal force. A literature study shows that no readily available tests with a well-defined substantial eccentricity have been performed. This paper presents theoretical and experimental work leading towards generalized block failure capacity methods. Simple combination of normal force, shear force and moment stress distributions along yield lines around the block leads to simple interaction formulas similar to other interaction formulas in the codes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Nordic Steel Construction Conference 2015
Number of pages10
Publication date2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventNordic Steel Construction Conference 2015 - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 23 Sep 201525 Sep 2015
Conference number: 13


ConferenceNordic Steel Construction Conference 2015

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