TESTS OF THE LOCAL RESISTANCE OF THIN-WALLED Z-PURLINS CLIP CONNECTION TO THE SUPPORTING STRUCTURE

Premysl Parenica, Miroslav Rosmanit, Jakub Flodr, Oldrich Sucharda
2017 unpublished
The local resistance of thin-walled cold-formed steel Z purlin clip connection with the additional bolt connection thought the bottom flange of the purlin to the supporting structure was studied. Overall behavior of this purlin and its connection is highly influenced by the local stability problems. Twelve experimental tests with four different widths of the bearing structure were performed together with advanced numerical finite element study. The numerical model was verified by the experiment
more » ... d by the experiment performed. Finally, the experimental and numerical results are compared; typical failure mode is discussed in the conclusions. Future planed research activities are presented.
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