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FAQ FRIDAY: Location of Seams On Square and Rectangular Steel Tubing

Started by Atlas Tube in Miscellaneous 13 hours ago. 0 Replies

Dr. Jeffrey Packer and the Steel Tube Institute discuss the location of seams on square and rectangular steel tubing in today's FAQ Friday:QUESTION:Is there a specification that clearly defines where the seam must be located on square and…Continue

Tags: Seams, HSS, STI, Friday, FAQ

FAQ Friday: Limits of Validity in Trusses

Started by Atlas Tube in Miscellaneous Oct 10. 0 Replies

Dr. Jeffrey Packer and the Steel Tube Institute discuss the limits of validity in trusses in today's FAQ Friday:QUESTION:The limits of validity in Chapter K of AISC 360-10 indicate a branch angle of greater than or equal to 30 degrees.  Does this…Continue

Tags: FAQ, Friday, STI, trusses, validity

FAQ Friday: Best Practice for Connecting WF Beam to the Top of an HSS Column

Started by Atlas Tube in Connections Oct 3. 0 Replies

Dr. Jeffrey Packer and the Steel Tube Institute discuss the best practice for connecting a WF beam to the top of an HSS column in today's FAQ Friday:Q: There is some debate in our office as to the best practice when designing the connection of a WF…Continue

Tags: Friday, STI, FAQ, column, HSS

Friday Feature: Steel Day 2014

Started by Atlas Tube in Miscellaneous Sep 12. 0 Replies

SteelDay is an annual event hosted by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) that showcases how the structural steel industry contributes to building America. Attended by thousands of professionals and…Continue

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FAQ Friday: Welding of mitered L- or Knee-Connections

Started by Atlas Tube in Connections Aug 22. 0 Replies

Dr. Jeffrey Packer and the Steel Tube Institute discuss welding of mitered L- or knee-connections in today's FAQ Friday:Question #8: Welding of Mitered L- or Knee-ConnectionsAre different AWS D1.1 prequalified welds required around the perimeter of…Continue

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FAQ Friday: HSS Capacity with Holes

Started by Atlas Tube in Miscellaneous Aug 15. 0 Replies

Dr. Jeffrey Packer and the Steel Tube Institute discuss HSS capacity with holes in today's FAQ Friday:Question #7: HSS Capacity with HolesI have designed a tube header for a door that is taking both horizontal wind and also a vertical load at the…Continue

Tags: holes, capacity, hss, friday, faq

Friday Feature: Width-Thickness Requirements for HSS

Started by Atlas Tube in Miscellaneous Aug 8. 0 Replies

Today's Friday Feature is by one of our own Atlas Connection experts, Jason McCormick, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.Jason recently had an article featured in the…Continue

Tags: thickness, flexure, width, rectangular, HSS

FAQ Friday: Round-to-Rectangular HSS Connections

Started by Atlas Tube in Connections Aug 1. 0 Replies

Dr. Jeffrey Packer and the Steel Tube Institute discuss round-to-rectangular HSS connections in today's FAQ Friday:Question #3: Round-to-Rectangular HSS ConnectionsI have a Warren truss with round HSS branches welded to square HSS chord members.…Continue

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Wide-Flange Beam to HSS Column Moment Connections

Posted by Atlas Tube on October 1, 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Wide-Flange Beam to HSS Column Moment Connections

by Jason Ericksen, SE

Hollow Structural Sections (HSS) are efficient members to…
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Anchor Bolt Bending - Watch the Bend!

Posted by Atlas Tube on June 9, 2014 at 8:52am 0 Comments

Matt Obeid, Vice President at the Steel Supply Co., recently wrote an excellent blog detailing the proper methodology for anchor bolt bending:

The ASTM Specification F1554 spells out everything necessary to make…

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ASTM A500/A500M–13

Posted by Atlas Tube on May 7, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Most users of HSS are now aware of the new ASTM A1085 specification for "higher performance" HSS that was approved in 2013 and immediately manufactured by Atlas Tube. Details of the features of this HSS are readily available:…

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HSS Connection Solutions under Seismic Loading – for Moment Frames

Posted by Atlas Tube on October 17, 2013 at 11:25am 0 Comments

Rigid moment-resisting beam-to-HSS column connections

There are a number of public domain connection solutions for moment-resisting frames under high seismic loading available as prequalified designs in AISC 358, however none…

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