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Strength and behavior of flare-bevel and flare-vee welded connections in G450 sheet steel

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • G450 steel to AS 1397 is a cold-reduced sheet steel with in-line galvanizing. Its grade is 65 ksi (450 MPa) yield and 70 ksi (480 MPa) tensile strength. It is widely used in Australia for purlins, and is being used to fabricate light-weight portal frames, often by welding. The effect of welding on 0450 sheet steel in the heat affected zone (HAZ) was unknown and so the project was performed to investigate the strength of flare-bevel and flare-vee welded connections. Flarebevel and flare-vee welded connections in 0.06-in (1.5-mm) and 0.12-in (3.0-mm) sheet steels were tested to failure. The failure modes and ductility of different types of connections are described. The test results are used to check the design rules in the AISI Specification (Section E2.5) and the Australian/New Zealand Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Structures AS/NZS 4600 (Clause 5.2.6). Connections in 0.12-in (3.0-mm) sheet steel failed in the weld and it is important that these connections are checked for weld throat failure, not just parent material failure. The quality of flare-bevel welded connections in thin sheet steels produced by industry fabricators is investigated. The results of this study have recently been incorporated into the AISI Specification for Cold-Formed Steel Structures by reducing the thickness at which weld throat failure should be checked to 2.5 mm (0.10 in).

Publication Date


  • 2002

Citation


  • Teh, L. H., & Hancock, G. J. (2002). Strength and behavior of flare-bevel and flare-vee welded connections in G450 sheet steel. In International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures: Recent Research and Developments in Cold-Formed Steel Design and Construction (pp. 779-799).

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-3042685378

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 779

End Page


  • 799

Abstract


  • G450 steel to AS 1397 is a cold-reduced sheet steel with in-line galvanizing. Its grade is 65 ksi (450 MPa) yield and 70 ksi (480 MPa) tensile strength. It is widely used in Australia for purlins, and is being used to fabricate light-weight portal frames, often by welding. The effect of welding on 0450 sheet steel in the heat affected zone (HAZ) was unknown and so the project was performed to investigate the strength of flare-bevel and flare-vee welded connections. Flarebevel and flare-vee welded connections in 0.06-in (1.5-mm) and 0.12-in (3.0-mm) sheet steels were tested to failure. The failure modes and ductility of different types of connections are described. The test results are used to check the design rules in the AISI Specification (Section E2.5) and the Australian/New Zealand Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Structures AS/NZS 4600 (Clause 5.2.6). Connections in 0.12-in (3.0-mm) sheet steel failed in the weld and it is important that these connections are checked for weld throat failure, not just parent material failure. The quality of flare-bevel welded connections in thin sheet steels produced by industry fabricators is investigated. The results of this study have recently been incorporated into the AISI Specification for Cold-Formed Steel Structures by reducing the thickness at which weld throat failure should be checked to 2.5 mm (0.10 in).

Publication Date


  • 2002

Citation


  • Teh, L. H., & Hancock, G. J. (2002). Strength and behavior of flare-bevel and flare-vee welded connections in G450 sheet steel. In International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures: Recent Research and Developments in Cold-Formed Steel Design and Construction (pp. 779-799).

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-3042685378

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 779

End Page


  • 799