Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

RE: AISC Table 8-33 question

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Title: RE: AISC Table 8-33 question


You get the cookie for today.

That table has it's origins in a time when 5/8 wall thicknesses were an exception, not a rule. Today, the equipment in common use in HSS mills can handle 5/8 walls and they are often produced by the same process as their thinner cousins. So I guess the table value just wasn't kept up with the times. Thanks for pointing that out. We'll get it fixed.


P.S. You're the led me to the light. (-:

-----Original Message-----
From: Sprague, Harold O. [mailto:SpragueHO(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2000 10:05 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: AISC Table 8-33 question

RE:  AISC LRFD Vol. #2 Connections, Table 8-33 on page 8-99.

Column - Max. thickness, in.
Row - A500

What is the maximum thickness of 1/2 indicating?
        Is it the maximum weld thickness?  I don't think so.
        Is it the maximum material thickness available?  It can't be since
ASTM A500 Section 1.2 lists the maximum thickness of 0.625".

Is the great AISC silver book fallible?  What next ...... ASD for seismic,
social unrest, anarchy, riots in the streets?

Charlie Carter (or other steel sage), please lead us to the light!

Harold Sprague

******* ***
*   Read list FAQ at:
*   This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers
*   Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To
*   subscribe (no fee) to the list, send email to
*   admin(--nospam--at) and in the body of the message type
*   "join seaint" (no quotes). To Unsubscribe, send email
*   to admin(--nospam--at) and in the body of the message
*   type "leave seaint" (no quotes). For questions, send
*   email to seaint-ad(--nospam--at) Remember, any email you
*   send to the list is public domain and may be re-posted
*   without your permission. Make sure you visit our web
*   site at: ********