Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Joint Detailing of Steel Hollow Sections
Likewise detailing of main structural members, detailing of joints in steel structure is also very vital. Joints mainly bear the loads which are transmitted from structures to various structural members. Therefore, the detailing work of joints in steel structure should be performed efficiently to make the structure secure for the specified loads.
Given below, the joint details for structural steel hollow sections (RHS and SHS) which are generally applied:
Make sure that the ends of hollow sections should be closed. If any ends of a hollow section does not come nearer because of more width, then a plate is welded on that end so that the ends come to the nearer as well as the connection with other members remain effective with the sealing of the members. It resists inner corrosion of the hollow sections.
2. Knee – Type Joint: Knee-type joint is ideal for enhancing the strength of connection among vertical and horizontal members of structure.
3. N – Type Joint: By following the implemented configuration, N-type joint is developed for relating web members to top and bottom chords.