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An Update to a Classic Material Specification: ASTM A1085

Posted by Brad Fletcher on May 5, 2015 at 11:30am 0 Comments

The following excerpt is from a technical paper written by Kim Olson, PE, and published by The Steel Tube Institute.  In this paper, you'll get a quick, …

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Through Plate-to-Round HSS Connections

Posted by Brad Fletcher on April 9, 2015 at 3:41pm 0 Comments

In a technical paper from The Steel Tube Institute, Dr. Jeffrey A. Packer reviews design recommendations for connections when working with T-plates and round…

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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,…

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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. …

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