Lap shear tests of bolted and screwed ferritic stainless steel connections

Asko Talja (Corresponding Author), Matjaz Torkar

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The development of design guidance for stainless steel structures requires more tests on ferritic grade connections. This paper deals with a series of lap shear tests which have been carried out on various configurations of bolted and screwed connections. The tests demonstrate net section failure, bearing failure and block tearing failure. The material is a ferritic stainless steel of grade 1.4509 (AISI 441) with a thickness of 0.5-4.5 mm. The results are utilized in developing design guidance in accordance with Eurocodes
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-168
JournalThin-Walled Structures
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • stainless steel
  • ferritic
  • shear connection
  • resistance
  • design
  • testing


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