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A post shear connection, also known as a shear plate connection or shear tab connection, is a type of structural connection used to transfer shear forces between two structural members, typically a beam and a column. It is commonly used in steel structures.

In a post shear connection, a plate or tab is welded to one of the members, usually the beam, and bolted or welded to the other member, typically the column. The plate or tab is designed to resist the shear forces that are applied to the connection.

The design of a post shear connection involves determining the size and thickness of the plate or tab, the number and size of the bolts, and the bolt spacing. The design is based on factors such as the magnitude of the shear forces, the material properties of the members, and the desired level of connection stiffness and strength.

The plate or tab used in a post shear connection is typically made of steel and is designed to have sufficient strength and stiffness to resist the applied shear forces. High-strength bolts are commonly used to connect the plate or tab to the members, and the bolt holes are typically oversized to allow for some adjustability during the installation process.

Post shear connections are widely used in steel structures due to their simplicity and effectiveness in transferring shear forces. They are commonly used in various applications, such as connecting beams to columns in steel frames, connecting steel bracing members to columns, or connecting steel plates to concrete structures.

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