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Table 3 Comparison of loading capacities between FEA and tests

From: Performance of extended end-plate bolted connections subjected to static and blast-like loads

Specimen number Test by Shi et al. (2008) FEA FEA/test Failure mode Calculated* Moment
Note Loading capacity (kN) Moment resistance (kN m) Loading Capacity (kN) Moment Resistance (kN m)    
SC2 286.4 343.7 268 322 0.94 Bolt failure (Figs. 18 and 19) 348 kN m
SC3 256.9 308.3 238 286 0.93 End-plate yielding (Fig. 17) 296.5 kN m
DR1 New proposal New proposal 270.8 325   Bolt failure (Fig. 20) N.A.