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Re: Cold-Formed Joist Lap Splice Question

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At 01:32 PM 8/17/99 -0500, you wrote:
>lap splice design using light-gage, cold-formed steel joists.  I have
>	b)  only vertical shear forces due to the resolution of the
>negative moment into a couple about the center support?  ie, each
>cluster of bolts would have only shear and no moment.  The moment at
>these locations would be resisted by the capacity of the single
>continuous member at that point.

The answer would be (b)
The member would be a cantilever with an end load equal to the mid support
moment divided by the distance between the centroids of the screw grouping.