Behaviour of high strength steel moment connections

The primary goal of this research work is (i) the experimental characterization and (ii) the validation of current design provisions for the behaviour of bolted end plate beam-to-column HPS connections. The scope of the study was restricted to end plate connections for which the collapse was governed by the tension zone idealized by means of T-stubs. All specimens were designed to trigger failure in the end plate rather than in the beam or the column.


Girão Coelho, AM, Bijlaard, FSK (2006).
Experimental behaviour of high strength steel moment connections In: Steel – a New and Traditional Material for Building, Dubina & Ungureanu (eds), Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 0-415-40817-2

Girão Coelho, AM, Bijlaard, FSK, Simões da Silva, L. (2004).
Experimental assessment of the ductility of extended end plate connections, Engineering Structures, 26: 185-1206

Girão Coelho, A.M. (2004).
Characterization of the ductility of bolted end plate beam-to-column steel connections, PhD thesis, University of Coimbra