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RE: HP sections and pile caps

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At 08:48 AM 8/13/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Re: "The Steel Pile - Pile Cap Connection", 1982, by The American Iron and
>Steel Institute.  After reading this and reviewing the Lehigh research
behind >it, you will be much less inclined to require cap plates.  The
concrete is >basically confined, and you can achieve ultimate bearing
stresses of 10 f'c.  >This is a departure from the ACI 318-95, Section
10.17.  Which only cites one >reference from London dated 1968.
>Obviously not a highly funded research area.
>Harold Sprague, PE
>Krawinkler, Luth & Assoc.

Now why would ACI fund structural steel research <WIDE-GRIN>?

Fred Niemczenia, P.E.
Keystone Heights, FL