Strength verification of steel truss gusset plates subjected to compressive force

H. Kasano, T. Hirayama, T. Yoda, K. Nogami, J. Murakoshi, T. Enomoto, D. Tashiro

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    Abstract

    Generally, a steel truss bridge is said to be less redundant than other types of bridges. In Japan, several truss bridge accidents such as a failure of a diagonal member were reported recent years, though they didn’t develop into serious incidents such as a collapse of the entire bridge. However, a joint of truss bridges is considered to be a structurally important part of truss structure systems. In this study, the authors focus on the gusset plates of a joint subjected to compressive force. This paper firstly discusses the failure mechanism of gusset plates subjected to compressive force in a diagonal member. This failure mechanism is examined by conducting a loading test of a joint cut out from an old steel truss bridge in Japan as well as carrying out the non-linear FEM analyses of the joint model. And then, a method of strength verification of gusset plates is proposed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLife-Cycle of Structural Systems: Design, Assessment, Maintenance and Management - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2014
    PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
    Pages722-729
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9781138001206
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2014 - Tokyo, Japan
    Duration: 2014 Nov 162014 Nov 19

    Other

    Other4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2014
    CountryJapan
    CityTokyo
    Period14/11/1614/11/19

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Kasano, H., Hirayama, T., Yoda, T., Nogami, K., Murakoshi, J., Enomoto, T., & Tashiro, D. (2015). Strength verification of steel truss gusset plates subjected to compressive force. In Life-Cycle of Structural Systems: Design, Assessment, Maintenance and Management - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2014 (pp. 722-729). CRC Press/Balkema.