Finite Element Analysis of Cold Formed Steel Bolted Connection
Sneha Khalate1, Sumant Kulkarni2

1Sneha Khalate, P.G. Student, Trinity College of Engineering and Research, Pune, (Maharashtra), India.
2Sumant Kulkarni, Assistant Prof. of Trinity College of Engineering and Research, Pune, (Maharashtra), India.

Manuscript received on 23 July 2015 | Revised Manuscript received on 30 July 2015 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2015 | PP: 23-28 | Volume-4 Issue-3, July 2015 | Retrieval Number: C1453074315©BEIESP
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Abstract: The aim of this paper is to present a simple and accurate three dimensional finite element Model (FE) capable of predicting the actual behavior of beam-to-column joints in steel frame subjected to static loads. The software package ANSYS is used to model the joint. The beam- column type connection is used for study. This is chosen for its complexity in the analysis and their inheritable non-linear behavior. Two experimental tests in the literature were chooses to verify the finite element model. The results of model in literature were compared with analytical model. Two modes of failure were identified from the tests; 1) Mode: Bearing failure in section web around the bolt hole. 2) Flexural failure of connected section. The structural behaviour of the connection including the moment – rotation relation, Load- deflection curve, the yield strength, and ultimate moment capacity of the connections were studied. The main parameters considered in this study were the thickness of flange & web, span and number of bolts.
Keywords: Finite element Model, Cold formed, ANSYS, Connection, Bolted, Bearing Failure, Flexural Failure, moment – Rotation relation, Load- Deflection curve

Scope of the Article: Predictive Analysis