The wide choice of cross-sectional shapes obtainable by extrusion provides the possibility to individuate new joining solution for aluminium profiles. These special joints are very competitive with respect to conventional solutions because of the possibility of rapid execution, optimization of parent material, treatments and machining reduction. For these reasons, the aluminium industry is very interested to enhance the knowledge about the structural behavior of this joint typology. Bolt channel joints are one of the possibilities to entail the advantage of the extrusion shapes for joining aluminium elements. The system consists of a track or channel section profile where a bolt head, nuts or plates with threaded holes. Bolt-channel joints are commonly used in building applications, but also in transportation structures can be located. Nevertheless, very few literature is available for this system and no specifications are provided by aluminium structures codes. In order to evaluate the structural behaviour of bolt-channel joints, an experimental campaign has been carried out at University “Federico II” of Naples. Two different cross-sections corresponding to different bolt diameters have been selected and three different load directions have been considered. The obtained experimental results have been used for the calibration of non-linear numerical models.

Structural behavior of aluminium bolt-channel joint: calibration of numerical models on testing results

MACILLO, VINCENZO;FIORINO, Luigi;
2013

Abstract

The wide choice of cross-sectional shapes obtainable by extrusion provides the possibility to individuate new joining solution for aluminium profiles. These special joints are very competitive with respect to conventional solutions because of the possibility of rapid execution, optimization of parent material, treatments and machining reduction. For these reasons, the aluminium industry is very interested to enhance the knowledge about the structural behavior of this joint typology. Bolt channel joints are one of the possibilities to entail the advantage of the extrusion shapes for joining aluminium elements. The system consists of a track or channel section profile where a bolt head, nuts or plates with threaded holes. Bolt-channel joints are commonly used in building applications, but also in transportation structures can be located. Nevertheless, very few literature is available for this system and no specifications are provided by aluminium structures codes. In order to evaluate the structural behaviour of bolt-channel joints, an experimental campaign has been carried out at University “Federico II” of Naples. Two different cross-sections corresponding to different bolt diameters have been selected and three different load directions have been considered. The obtained experimental results have been used for the calibration of non-linear numerical models.
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