What is the difference between "with shear connection" and "without shear connection" in the case of built-up cross-sections?

Answer

In the case of the "With shear connection" option, the cross-section stiffness is calculated as a connected cross-section. This means that the thickness t* represents a completely welded cross-section.

In the case of the "Without shear connection" option, two independent cross-sections are calculated.

Keywords

Built-up cross-section Multi-part cross-section Shear connection

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