Alternate Methods of Connection Design

Alternate Methods of Connection Design

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Alternate Methods of Connection Design

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The AISC Specification provides requirements for connection design while resources such as the Manual and Design Guides present primary recommendations and guidance for the design of connections. This webinar discusses alternate methods to connection design that are not found in the Manual but may be used given that these methods meet the Specification requirements.

Topics include:

  • Certain connection requirements such as rotational ductility for simple connections and torsional restraint for beam end connections
  • Alternates to the instantaneous center of rotation method of analysis on bolt groups
  • Alternate methods to address prying action
  • Design of built-up partial penetration welds

Publication Date: 2015


Patrick McManus, PhD, PE, SE and Larry Muir, PE