volume 6, issue 2, P103-122 2006
DOI: 10.12989/scs.2006.6.2.103
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B. Kozy, R. Boyle, C.J. Earls

Abstract: Existing design specifications used in North America and Europe do not directly treat the general limit state of local collapse of tubular truss chords at bearing supports; although these specifications do consider the very specific case related to chord wall resistance under concentrated loads applied through simple gusset plate or tubular branch connections. The lack of general and robust treatment of chord bearing strength represents an unsatisfactory situation given the fact that very large reaction force…

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