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HSS Substitution

Posted by Jeffrey Packer on March 9, 2015 at 7:58pm 0 Comments

A question has arisen as to whether square/rectangular HSS to ASTM A1085 can be substituted by  "over-strength" HSS to ASTM A500 Grade C.

HSS to both of these specifications and grades have a minimum specified yield strength of 50 ksi but,…


Transverse Plate-to-Square/Rectangular HSS Connections

Posted by Brad Fletcher on March 5, 2015 at 10:23am 0 Comments

In a technical paper from The Steel Tube Institute, Dr. Jeffrey A. Packer reviews some of the common types of plate-to-rectangular HSS welded connections, as shown in the image below. …


HSS Connections with Offset Branches

Posted by Brad Fletcher on January 12, 2015 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

HSS Connections with Offset Branches by Jeff Packer

HSS “offset connections”, where the branch member is flush with one side of the chord, as shown below, are not covered by AISC 360-10 Chapter K, Eurocode 3 or any CIDECT…


Expansion Bolts for HSS: An analysis of a new, viable option for HSS connections

Posted by Brad Fletcher on December 10, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Any structural engineer or architect will tell you that there are several challenges associated with HSS connections. Deciding which type of connection to use,…


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