For common knife‑edge simple beam shear connection as shown in the figure below, it appears that the shear resistance can be improved by welding across the top edge of the [...]
Bolted connections, used in seismic‑force‑resisting systems (SFRS) for which the seismic design loads are based on a ductility‑related force modification factor, Rd, greater than 1.5, must satisfy Clause 27.1.6 of [...]
The bolted detail shown in Figure 1 below is a popular detail in bridge retrofitting. The CSA Standard S6, Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code, requires that cross-frame connection plates be [...]
More and more components in steel structures are lending themselves to steel castings, simply due to the numerous benefits offered. Steel castings not only provide a seamless finish, ideal for [...]
Steel members subject to combined axial tension (T) and bending moment (M) can occur in steel trusses and other applications. For such cases, and for Class 3 sections in particular, [...]
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