Bow ties


The tensile and shear capacity of the bow ties can be calculated using the following spreadsheet.

For more information, a tutorial is provided below:

Design parameters

An image of a bow tie connector showing its geometry and dimensions.

\(A_s (mm^2)\) \(k_s (kN/mm)\) \(A_t (mm^2)\) \(A_c* (mm^2)\) \(k_t (kN/mm)\)
1008 3 1008 767 1.5

Where \(A_{s}\) is the shear area, \(k_s\) is the shear stiffness, \(A_t\) is the tensile area, \(A_c*\) is the approximate contact area at failure and \(k_t\) is the tensile stiffness.

How these values\formulas can be used?

These values can be used for design purposes. Please check the worked examples section for more details.

Where do these values\formulae  come from?

These values come from an experimental testing and analytical modelling. Please check the research library (specifically article 1 and article 2) for more details.

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