Criteria for the fatigue assessment of hollow structural section connections. A.M. van Wingerde, J.A. Packer and J. Wardenier. J. Construct. Steel Res., 1995, 35(1), 71--115.

Consideration is given to fatigue design criteria for connections between hollow structural sections, based on knowledge gained from an extensive study on the fatigue behaviour of 90 degrees F and X-connections made of square hollow sections. The various fatigue assessment methods available are discussed, after which focus is placed on considerations behind the definition of the hot spot stress, together with current fatigue design guidelines. Details are given of the establishment of a hot spot definition and a proposal is outlined for future fatigue design guidelines of hollow section connections. 58 refs.

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