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- From: "Estes, Kent R." <kent_estes(--nospam--at)wdi.disney.com>
- Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 08:24:03 -0700
I think that using steel specifications to design aluminum is not a good idea at all. In addition to other responses, check out the UBC. I don't have the '94 edition in front of me, but Chapter 28 of the '91 UBC and Chapter 20 of the '97 UBC have complete formulas and information for designing aluminum. It's a separate specification just like lightgage, masonry, etc. One thing to watch out for is the contact between aluminum and carbon steel. They need to be isolated for dissimilar metals/corrosion reasons. Stainless steel bolts are usually used. Kent Estes ---------- From: Michael D Zaitz[SMTP:mzaitz(--nospam--at)surfsouth.com] Sent: Monday, April 06, 1998 7:59 AM To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Subject: Aluminum Specification I am currently in the proccess of designing and aluminum canopy made of C shapes and tubes. I will need to include a specification for this canopy and was wondering how I would assemble it? Since this is the first time I have designed something brand new with aluminum I need some guidance. I am thinking of using our Steel Framing specification and modifying it to reflect aluminum properties. Anyone have a better idea or a different direction? Also, are there any traps in the use of aluminum? I have heard of problems with field welding unless the welders are highly experienced in aluminum. Any other problems?
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