Assessing the Tensile Capacity of Cold-Formed Steel Connections using Self-Drilling Screws and Adhesive Materials

Indra Komara, Endah Wahyuni, Priyo Suprobo, Kıvanç Taşkin


This paper presents a review of the proposed design for assessing the tensile capacity of a simply truss framing system of cold-formed steel. A series of connection tests were made to investigate the capacity of connections by its deformation and load caring capacity. Furthermore, Screw connections were compared to adhesive connections. Those were created of 1 screw to 3 installed screw using 8 mm screw. On the other hand, 50%, 75% and 100% percentage of adhesive, i.e., A3M and ASK were also added to be evaluated. As a result, the experimental condition was carried out for developing a model to predict the performance capacity of each specimen. The test specimens are a single lap C connection with one end fixed by a grip, and the other end is tensioned. Each specimen was subjected to the load maximum capacity and the load deformation behaviour. The adhesive material was made of the total area of screw connection which is controlled by the volume of its area. Further, the comparison connection was considered for the analysis of the connection capacity, which was estimated from the specimen’s maximum load and the load-deformation behaviour. This research is also considered to face the problem of significant fracture mechanism and used as a further alternative solution. As a result, both adhesive materials could easily displace screw connection. ASK has a lower strength capacity than A3M but implied a better fracture mechanism. It was offered nearly similar behaviour and was suggested to evaluate the behaviour of screw-adhesive connection in advance.


cold-formed steel; connection; adhesive; experimental; strength capacity; behaviour

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