Other Limit States at Connections

The AISI Specification gives procedures for checking certain other important limit states at member end connections. Included are shear-lag effects in bolted and welded connections where not all elements of the cross section are connected, shear strength along a plane through fasteners in beam webs where one or both flanges are coped, and block shear rupture where a connecting element can fail through a combination of shear on one plane and tension on a perpendicular plane. Many of these requirements are similar to those of AISC.


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