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> It seems like more bolts would mean more deformation in the bolts at the
top
> and bottom of the connection and therefore may do more harm than good.  Do
> you agree?
>

I guess I don't understand the configuration, but... How does adding more
bolts
mean that there will be more deformation?  There should be a smaller force
per
bolt, hence less deformation.

My two cents.

Dan Goodrich, P.E.


> Even if the elastic method is used, rotation will take place and it seems
> like I would want to ensure that deformation of the plates could take
place
> by keeping them less than half the bolt diameter plus 1/16".  For my
> situation it seems like I would want to use larger bolts, and thicker
plates
> before I would go to a tee or double angle connection.
>
> Thanks,
> Mark Johnson
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