BEAM–TO-COLUMN CONNECTION CALCULATIONS USING ROBOT SOFTWARE
Mykhaylo Pashechko 1  
,   Anna Latos 2  
 
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Department of Fundamentals of Technology, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 38 St., 20-618 Lublin, Poland
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Doctoral student at the Lublin University of Technology
Publication date: 2015-08-13
 
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2015; 9(27):45–49
 
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A beam–to-column connection design and results of engineer calculations using Autodesk’s Robot Structural analysis are shown in the article. Two types of connections, bolted and welded, were calculated. The tensile resistance amounted to 912.74 kN, bending resistance to 100.87 kN·m and effective design capacity of the bolt amounted to 27.69 kN. Normal stress in the weld amounted to σ⊥max = τ⊥max = 72.72 MPa, in the vertical weld to σ⊥= τ⊥= 63.34 MPa and tangent stress amounted to τ|| = 4.37 MPa. The results allowed us to implement minor changes such as increasing the distance between the bolt and the edge and decreasing the size of the fillet welds. The design is fully compliant with the EN 1993-1-8 norm. Using Robot Structural Analysis substantially increased the pace of calculations giving precise and clear outcomes.