The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 59 (1981) > Issues > Issue 6 > A General Tabular Method for Elastic and Plastic Analysis of Eccentrically Loaded Fastner Groups
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A General Tabular Method for Elastic and Plastic Analysis of Eccentrically Loaded Fastner Groups

The current position concerning analysis of fastener groups subject to eccentric shear loading is reviewed briefly. Present application of the rigid plate-plastic fastener model is inhibited by the lack of a convenient general solution. A new approach is presented which, by suitable choice of parameters for loading and eccentricity, enables the full practical range of fastener groups to be analysed with minimal tabulation. Accuracy in analysis and effectiveness in design are tested by typical applications. An accuracy within ± 2% may be generally expected from the tables. The choice of parameters accords well with the natural sequence of decisions when designing this class of joint. J.O. Surtees, C.P. Gildersleeve and C.J. Watts