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Development and application of saw-tooth connections for composite structures

Title: Development and application of saw-tooth connections for composite structures
Author(s): J. Schlaich
Paper category : conference
Book title: International Symposium on Connections between Steel and Concrete
Editor(s): R. Eligehausen
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-25-X
e-ISBN: 2351580346
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2001
Pages: 1105 - 1118
Total Pages: 14
Nb references: 12
Language: English

Abstract: High-capacity saw-tooth connections, as against those with headed studs, enable the highly concentrated transmission of large forces between steel members and slender concrete slabs. The connection is made from a welded or cast steel bar provided with a saw-tooth shaped geometry along the interacting face of the connection. The geometry of the teeth is universally applicable for most sorts of connections and ensures a very high fatigue strength of the connection.

In this paper the initial typical engineering approach to this development and its early practical applications are described as well as its later application based on an improved geometry of the teeth. With respect to its detailed scientific investigation resulting in this improved new geometry, reference is made to the work of Volker Schmid and his paper [1] also submitted for this Symposium and a more extensive joint paper [2].

Online publication: 2009-12-31
Publication type : full_text
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