Edge Distance of Fasteners

Minimum distances from centers of fasteners to any edges are given in Tables 5.7 and 5.8. The AISC specifications for structural steel for buildings have the following provisions for minimum edge distance: The distance from the center of a standard hole to an edge of a connected part should not be less than the applicable value from Table 5.7 nor the value from the equation

The AREMA Manual requirement for minimum edge distance for a sheared edge is given in Table 5.8. The distance between the center of the nearest bolt and the end of the connected part toward which the pressure of the bolt is directed should be not less than 2dfp /Fu, where

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