Guidelines for the Load and Resistance Factor Design and Rating of Riveted and Bolted Gusset-Plate Connections for Steel Bridges
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Web-Only Document 197: Guidelines for the Load and Resistance Factor Design and Rating of Riveted and Bolted Gusset-Plate Connections for Steel Bridges explores the failure modes of steel truss bridge gusset plated connections. The report also includes a review of past literature on the strength of hot-driven rivets.
The following appendices are not included in the PDF version of the report, but are available for download from the links below.
– Review of Bridge Plans
– Load Frame
– Fastener Characterization
– Material Test Results
– Photostress Data
– DIC Data
– Strain Gauge Data
– FARO Data
– Georgia Tech Parametric Study Final Report
– Proposed Changes to AASHTO Specifications
– Design Examples Based on Draft Specification
This Summary Last Modified On: 3/23/2016