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Re: base plates subject to uplift

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The source is 2nd ed. LRFD vol 2 p 11-57, table 11-3.

The purpose of larger bolt holes is to allow for perpetual contractor screw-ups
in placement of anchor bolts.  The larger holes necessitiate plate washers.

While you're at it, you better update your Cb (beam bending coefficient)

ASD!  Well, I never!.....................

--- Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)> wrote:
> Table J3.1 of my ASD specs lists the diameter of an oversize hole for 3/4" 
> bolts as 15/16 inch.  If your book has 1-5/16 inch, you need to get an
> errata.
> A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
> Tucson, Arizona
> Paul Franceschi wrote:
> >>What is the maximum oversize bolt hole diameter for a base plate subject to
> uplift? AISC allows 1-5/16" diameter holes for a 3/4" diameter bolt.  This is
> larger than the dimension  across the flat of  a 3/4" diameter bolt of 
> 1-1/8", and would seem to have a significant impact on the capacity of the 
> connection.  Limiting hole diameter to 1/16" oversize seems overly 
> restrictive for field fit up with anchor bolts.  How effective are hardened 
> washers to transfer upfilt forces?<<

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