To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: RE: tube brace
From: BILL PULYER <WPULYER(--nospam--at)steelfab-inc.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 13:43:05 -0400
The code most likely does not intend to exclude square shapes from the
requirements by using the description "rectangle". Of course, a square is
just a subset of the category of rectangle. The b/t requirements are to
assure that local buckling of the member does not occur.
William Pulyer PE
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew Jordan [SMTP:MattJ(--nospam--at)CRJARCH.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2000 12:52 PM
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
> Subject: RE: tube brace
> greetings esteemed group,
> a quick question of code interpretation
> sec. 222.214.171.124 limits b/t ratio for tube braces. It says RECTANGULAR
> We are debating whether the code means all tubes or tubes that are not
> square i.e. a rectangle. AISC uses 190/root Fy generically.
> matt Jordan