Object structure

Title:

Fatigue testing of a bolted connection for buried flexible steel culverts

Title execution:

Archives of Institute of Civil Engineering

Creator:

Leander, John ; Wadi, Amer ; Pettersson, Lars

Subject and Keywords:

fatigue ; testing ; bolted connection ; culvert

Abstract:

A fatigue assessment of steel structures based on the safe life approach requires a detail category representing the fatigue strength. For flexible culverts there are no matching details in the governing regulations. In this paper the testing and evaluation of the fatigue strength of a standardized bolted connection for steel culverts are presented. A test rig was designed to mimic the in-service conditions with a combination of bending moment and axial force. A total of ten specimens was tested to failure. The failure was governed cracks initiating at the indentations from the bolt heads and propagated towards the nearest edge. From the test results, an S-N curve has been derived suggesting a characteristic fatigue strength of 124 MPa at 2 million cycles and a slope of 5 in log-log scale.

Publisher:

Publishing House of Poznan University of Technology

Place of publication:

Poznań

Object type:

artykuł

ISBN/ISSN:

1897-4007

DOI:

10.21008/j.1897-4007.2017.23.15

Language:

eng ; pol

Relation:

Politechnika Poznańska ; Wydział Budownictwa i Inżynierii Środowiska ; Strona czasopisma

Rights Management:

Politechnika Poznańska

Format:

pp. 153-162

Rights:

wszystkie prawa zastrzeżone

Access rights:

dla wszystkich w zakresie dozwolonego użytku

Rights holder:

Politechnika Poznańska

Digital object format:

application/pdf