Calculation of a bolted flange joint

This paper presents a step-by-step comparison between the manual calculation of a standard joint performed according to the experimental standard ENV 1993 App. J and the automatic calculation performed with software "FlangeBull" according to EN 1993-1-8.

The purpose is to detect the inaccuracies of the experimental standard and to define the real efficiency of the joint without and with transverse stiffeners on the column web.

Calculation of a bolted flange joint