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Are there are any industry standards that provide guidance for the use of 
copper as a structural material?  Lacking specific guidance, would it be 
appropriate to use AISC formuli?

FWIW, I'm designing a tension element made from a piece of copper 
pipe; it has a bolted connection at each flattened end.  I need to know 
the basics: allowable tensile stress on gross and net effective areas, 
allowable block shear, allowable bearing stress...  

Dave Evans, P.E.
TNH, Inc.

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