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FAQ Friday: Basis for the 0.93 factor on Design Thickness

Started by Atlas Tube in Miscellaneous on Friday. 0 Replies

Dr. Jeffrey Packer and the Steel Tube Institute discuss the basis for the 0.93 factor on design thickness in today's FAQ Friday:QUESTION:A colleague, upon checking calculations for shear in a tube, asked me if I know of a reference for the 0.93…Continue

Tags: DR., PACKER, THICKNESS, DESIGN, FAQ

FAQ Friday: Galvanizing of HSS Sections

Started by Atlas Tube in Miscellaneous Nov 14. 0 Replies

Dr. Jeffrey Packer and the Steel Tube Institute discuss galvanizing of HSS sections in today's FAQ Friday:QUESTION:I have a couple of questions regarding galvanizing of HSS sections.  Should we as SER’s be specifying vent h*** size/locations, or…Continue

Tags: HSS, sections, Friday, FAQ, STI

Civil Engineering Job Outlook

Started by Atlas Tube in Availability Nov 11. 0 Replies

With a projected 20% growth in the number of civil engineering jobs through 2022, how can we interest more students in specializing in structural engineering?Here are some additional stats, courtesy of an infographic created by Atlas Tube: …Continue

Tags: education, jobs, engineering, civil

Friday Feature: Charpy V-Notch Toughness of HSS

Started by Atlas Tube in Miscellaneous Nov 7. 0 Replies

Charpy V-Notch Toughness of HSSby Jeffrey A. Packer The selection of steel for notch toughness is critical for low-temperature service or dynamic loading applications, due to the possibility of brittle fracture of a component. For the assessment of…Continue

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

Started by Atlas Tube in Miscellaneous Oct 31. 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

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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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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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