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5.1. Bolt Holes
5.1.1. Maximum hole sizes for bolts are specified in the 2005 Specification Table J3.3. What if an actual hole dimension is between two of the values?
5.1.2. Alternatives are provided in the 2005 AISC Specification Section J3.10 including (a) (i) and (i i) for the calculation of bearing strength at bolt holes with deformation considered or not considered. What is the philosophical difference between these options?
5.1.3. Does flame-cutting of bolt holes affect connection strength and performance?
5.1.4. AISC Specification Section J3.10 requires that bearing strength at bolt holes be checked for slip-critical connections. Why is this check necessary? If the bolts go into bearing, hasn't the connection failed?