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The design of welded joints is of primary concern to architects, engineers and fabricators wishing to exploit the full aesthetic, structural and economic benefits of hollow sections. Guidance is readily available on the design of simple planar connections, yet no rational methodology is presented within European codes for multiplanar, three-dimensional joints. The realisation of the potential application of hollow sections in industry has moved ahead of joint research. It is now vital that all available knowledge be assimilated to ensure that designs are not only economic but safe. This project report demonstrates the clear direction for a programme of multiplanar joint research which has emerged. This will eliminate ad hoc efforts and give the most expeditious route to effective design guidance, in order to encourage the wider application of structural hollow sections.

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Authors: STEEL CONSTRUCTION INSTITUTE, Steel Construction Institute, Ascot, Berks. (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13166 EN (1991) Phase I, 139 pp., FS, ECU 12.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-2353-X
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