Simplifying Tricky Connections [N75A]When designing steel connections, it is common to encounter situations where there is no clear guidance from design standards or codes to apply, which leads to a tricky situation. Often, by choosing a load path consistent with the design intent for the structure and assessing the connection boundaries, a connection can be designed using standard code provisions. Connection boundaries subjected to moment are typically the most tricky connection elements to asses, and this session will focus on three common connection design boundaries: a connection plate subject to moment connected with fillet welds, bolts in shea, and bolts in tension. In each of these three cases, a simplified approach will be presented that will allow greater understanding and design efficiency for these connections.
- Date: 4/13/2016 - 4/15/2016
- PDH Credits: 0