The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 62 (1984) > Issues > Issue 14 > Tests on Welded-Angle Tension Members
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Tests on Welded-Angle Tension Members

In the course of redrafting BS5950, the successor to BS449, it was discovered that the common method of design for single-angle tension members connected by welding at the ends is based entirely on research for such members connected by bolting. A literature search failed to reveal any evidence for the use of the method for welded members and, as a result, a series of tests was carried out at the Polytechnic of Central London. This paper reports on those tests which confirmed the expected conservativeness of the BS449 method and suggests a simpler, less conservative approach. P.E. Regan and P.R. Salter