Continuing Education

The New ASTM A1085 Specification: A New Dynamic for HSS [N51]

With the adoption of the new ASTM A1085 specification in early 2013, Hollow Structural Sections (HSS) produced to a higher standard are now available. This new manufacturing standard raises the bar on the performance of HSS used in dynamically and seismically loaded structures. With tighter material tolerances, a higher minimum yield stress, a required Charpy V-Notch test, and cap on the minimum yield stress, this new specification makes designing with HSS easier and more economical, especially for buildings and bridges subjected to dynamic and seismic loads. This session will cover the history and development of the new spec as well as show how economical HSS can be through design examples. This is a must attend session if you design with HSS.
  • Date: 3/26/2014 - 3/28/2014
  • PDH Credits: 0


Erika Winters-Downey; Brad Fletcher

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