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RE: Suggested Details - HSS Column Embedded in Concrete Masonry

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Bill, 

Consider running a bond beam at the same elevation as the girder.  Weld
Lenton Half Couplers to the column.  Screw in the rebar from the bond beam
into the couplers.  Grout the bond beam.

Regards,
Harold Sprague




> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Bill Polhemus [SMTP:bpolhem(--nospam--at)swbell.net]
> Sent:	Sunday, September 10, 2000 10:22 PM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org; structx(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc; aec-residential(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc
> Subject:	Suggested Details - HSS Column Embedded in Concrete Masonry
> 
> Still knockin' the rust off... Believe it or not, I used to DO all this
> stuff,
> but just five years have made a difference in my "remembery" (as my little
> girl
> used to say).
> 
> What I've got is a column--say a pipe or square shape--set in the cell at
> the
> end of a masonry wall. Grouted, of course.
> 
> Now, the trick is that this wall ends, and the diaphragm forces continue
> in a
> girder that frames into the column on the other side from the wall. Of
> course, I
> want to transfer the drag strut forces into the wall, but am squeamish
> about
> what sort of positive, never fail connection to make to the
> wall--especially
> since this wall is the ONLY thing that's going to grab the drag strut
> forces (in
> other words, it's going to get ALL the compression and ALL the tension
> force
> from the drag strut.
> 
> Has anybody got a suggested detail for the vicinity of the
> girder-to-column-to-masonry wall area? This thing has turned out to be a
> real
> booger!
> 
> Thanks for your suggestions.
> 

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