The influence of member orientation on hollow section joint strength
Kelly, Robert (1998) The influence of member orientation on hollow section joint strength. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
The influence of the member orientation on the strength of joints formed with square hollow sections is examined. The bird beak joint system is a relatively new truss arrangement for square hollow sections, where the chord and the brace have each been rotated by 45° about their own centreline axes. Based on previous experimental testing it has been suggested that this joint system leads to a stronger joint arrangement.
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