Continuing Education

Use and Design of Slip-Critical Connections [N50]

Slip-critical connections are rarely required by the Specification, but are commonly used in conjunction with oversize holes to ease the erection of large trusses and heavy bracing connections. Significant changes to the way in which slip-critical connections are designed occurred in the 2005 and 2010 editions of the AISC Specification, compared with how the design of these connections was performed prior to 2005. This session will provide an overview of the changes and the research that prompted the changes. The session will also address some common questions and misconceptions related to the use of slip-critical connections.
  • Date: 3/26/2014 - 3/28/2014
  • PDH Credits: 0


Larry Muir; William A. Thornton

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