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RE: Steel Connections

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Bill Allen wrote:

"....Table XI places the load eccentrically on the bolts, where actually
the load is applied directly to the bolts via the beam. ..."

Steel Tips, December 1990: "Design of Single Plate Shear Connections",
gives a good explanation of why the load should be applied eccentrically.

Regards

Julio M. Guerra  S.E.