Continuing Education

Connection Design: Dealing with Load Path, Transfer Forces, and Apparent Lack of Joint Equilibrium [E16]

While computer software has increasingly automated analysis and design, few offer a "transfer force" calculator to aid in the preparation of design drawings containing complete connection design data. This presentation uses connection design examples to illustrate both load path and transfer force and provides recommendations to both the EOR and the fabricator's connection design engineer on the development of algorithms to determine reasonable connection design loads at joints where there is an apparent lack of equilibrium.
  • Date: 4/1/2009 - 4/4/2009
  • PDH Credits: 0


Bill Merrell

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