Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering

ISSN: 2165-784X

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Itoh Y


  • Research Article
    Effect of Bolt-Hole Position Errors on the Strength of Bearing-Type Multi- Row Bolted Connection of FRP Composite Members
    Author(s): Kader MA, Kitane Y and Itoh YKader MA, Kitane Y and Itoh Y

    The aim of the study is to evaluate the effect of bolt-hole position errors on the strength of bearing-type multi-row bolted connections with a double-lap configuration of fiber reinforced polymer composite members. To simulate errors in positioning bolt-holes in the loading direction of connections, the statistical technique of sampling known as Latin hypercube sampling has been adopted in this study. In the Latin hypercube sampling, the distribution is obtained using the results of goodness of fit tests. It has been seen from the goodness of fit tests that the strength of the two- to fourrow bolted connections with steel cover plates and two-row bolted connection with FRP cover Plates can be modeled by using the normal distribution and the three and four-row bolted connections with FRP cover plates can be modeled by using the Weibull distribution with a significance level of 0.05. T.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-784X.1000239

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