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Capacity of Bolts in Bearing Connection Based on AISC-ASD 9th Edition 2

Capacity of Bolts in Bearing Connection Based on AISC-ASD 9th Edition

The bearing deformation limit state is based on a maximum bearing stress (a constant times Fu) times the projected area of the contact surface normal to the direction of force. The area is shown in Figure 3.6. 1(a) and equals the actual diameter of the bolt times the thickness of the plate.

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