The objectives of this paper are to review the available research results concerning tensile strength of welded members and compare them to the current corresponding design provisions in the standards. The true behaviour of welded tension members will be discussed based on the limited test results and the finite element studies on both hot-rolled and cold-formed steel sections. The beneficial effects due to the biaxial stresses in the vicinity of the connection are highlighted. The limited benefit from the transverse weld to the longitudinal weld is discussed. The weld integrity of the connection will be discussed based on the stress distribution at the weld. Improvement to the current design provisions and the research needs on the welded tension members will be proposed in the paper.

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Conference Canadian Society for Civil Engineering - 30th Annual Conference: 2002 Chellenges Ahead
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Cheng, J.J.R., Khoo, H. A, & Lemenhe, A. (2002). Discussion of design provisions of welded tension members in design standards. Presented at the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering - 30th Annual Conference: 2002 Chellenges Ahead.