dc.contributor.author Huang, Yenwen en_US dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-14T21:33:24Z dc.date.available 2014-03-14T21:33:24Z dc.date.issued 1990-02-14 en_US dc.identifier.other etd-04082009-040925 en_US dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10919/41995 dc.description.abstract A FORTRAN computer program applying the ultimate strength/instantaneous center of rotation method was written to generate the eccentricity coefficients used for the study of this project. For single line bolted connections, the value of the eccentricity coefficient is determined by several independent variables: NR (number of rows in the bolted connection), B (distance between two adjacent bolts in a vertical column), Xo (horizontal distance from centroid to applied load), and 0 (the load angle). From the relationships between the eccentricity coefficient and the independent variables, it was observed that a mathematical model of the eccentricity coefficient with respect to the independent variables is hard to determine. Hence, statistical equations for predicting the eccentricity coefficients were developed by using the Buckingham's PI-Theorem and regression analysis. The precision of the statistical equations is discussed, and several ways to improve the precision are presented in this paper. en_US dc.format.medium BTD en_US dc.publisher Virginia Tech en_US dc.relation.haspart LD5655.V855_1990.H826.pdf en_US dc.subject Bolted joints en_US dc.subject.lcc LD5655.V855 1990.H826 en_US dc.title Predictive equations for bolted connections en_US dc.type Thesis en_US dc.contributor.department Civil Engineering en_US dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US thesis.degree.name Master of Science en_US thesis.degree.level masters en_US thesis.degree.grantor Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University en_US thesis.degree.discipline Civil Engineering en_US dc.contributor.committeechair Easterling, William Samuel en_US dc.contributor.committeemember Murray, Thomas M. en_US dc.contributor.committeemember Garst, Donald A. en_US dc.identifier.sourceurl http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04082009-040925/ en_US dc.date.sdate 2009-04-08 en_US dc.date.rdate 2009-04-08 dc.date.adate 2009-04-08 en_US
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