Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Madugula, M. K. S.,


Engineering, Civil.



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Forty-seven hot-rolled steel single angles (specified minimum yield stress = 300 MPa) loaded through a single 16 mm bolt on one leg were tested for their compressive resistance. All the connections were snug tight. Fifteen sizes were included in the investigation. Two gauge distances---maximum normal framing eccentricity and minimum edge distance, for each type of specimen were investigated. Out-of-straightness of each angle specimen was measured. The experimental failure loads are compared with loads obtained from a finite element model. The finite element problem has been solved for failure loads under geometric and material nonlinearity. A Newtonian approach with eight-node shell element has been employed for the non-linear solution using commercially available software 'ABAQUS'. The experimental results are compared with those obtained from Finite Element results, CSA S37-94 "Antenna, Towers, and Antenna Supporting Structures" and American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Specification for Load and Resistance Factor Design of Single-Angle members. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1998 .S52. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 39-02, page: 0554. Adviser: M. K. S. Madugula. Thesis (M.A.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1998.