Joints in steel construction. Simple connections - (In accordance with BS5950-1:2000) Reprinted edition (P212)
This publication provides design guidance for structural steelwork connections for use in buildings designed by the "Simple Method". This publication is another in the series of "Green Books" that cover a range of steelwork connections. (Published 2002)
This publication provides design guidance for structural steelwork connections for use in buildings designed by the "Simple Method" i.e. braced frames where connections carry mainly shear and axial loads only. It is in accordance with BS 5950-1:2000. Design guidance for a range of simple connections was originally published in two separate volumes entitled:
Joints in simple construction: Volume 1: Design Methods (P205) and Volume 2: Practical Applications (P206/92).
Availability of further research has enabled this publication to include design guidance for a wider range of simple joints and, at the same time, the opportunity has been taken to combine the two volumes. The major additions to the previous publications (Volumes 1 and 2) are:
- inclusion of design guidance for bolted connections to hot finished structural hollow sections using Flowdrill or Hollo-Bolts;
- use of fin plates for deep beams;
- inclusion of design procedures for double lines of bolts in double angle web cleats and fin plates;
- improved structural integrity guidance;
- use of fully threaded bolts;
- inclusion of bracing connections;
- inclusion of slotted and kidney shaped holes.
Comprehensive step-by-step design procedures, worked examples and capacity tables are included for double angle cleats, flexible end plates, fin plates, splices, and column base plate connections. Capacity tables have an extensive range of standard connections with shear and tying capacities tabulated in user-friendly format.
REPRINTED EDITION: The capacity tables for fin plates (H27 to H30) have been amended and included in this edition.