Continuing Education

New Developments in Connection Design [C4]

Based on the latest research, new design methods have been developed for several connection types. This session will provide background information and example problems for coped beams, wrap-around gusset plates and torsional analysis of connection elements. The revised Manual design procedures for single- and double-coped beams will be discussed, as well as a recently-published design methods for wrap-around gusset plates. Because the current methods for the torsional analysis of connections can be extremely conservative, various factors affecting their torsional strength will be discussed. This session will show that the true torsional behavior of connection elements can be predicted with rational analysis models.

Intended Audience: Engineers
Track: Connections

  • Date: 4/11/2018 - 4/13/2018
  • PDH Credits: 0


Bo Doswell, PE, PhD

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