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List,
I spoke to Prof. Packer at U of T a few years ago after
I bought the 2nd Ed of his Canadian book. He told me at
that time that he was working on new addition of your
black book.  Do you know if it has been published?
Gary

On 3 Nov 2004 at 13:53, Michael L. Hemstad wrote:

> Bill Polhemus wrote:
> 
> "2. I'd like to design a Vierendeel Truss using WF members for the
> chords and HSS for the vertical members, with moment connections for
> the HSS to
> 
> the WF. I don't seem to be able to identify a design procedure for HSS
> to the flange of a WF in the aforementioned "black book"; all the
> procedures outlined appear to be for bolted end-plate connections. Am
> I missing something in there, or is there something that someone else
> can point to?"
> 
> 
> Bill,
> What do you think you're doing, posting a technical question on this
> forum?
> 
> I designed a truss like you describe (HSS webs, WF chords) a couple
> years ago.  Mine was a true truss, not a Vierendeel, but most of what
> I found still applies to your question.
> 
> The Black Book does not have guidance on such connections.  You need
> to get Packer and Henderson's text, "Hollow Structural Section
> Connections and Trusses," published by the CISC  (ISBN 0-88811-086-3).
>  It directly addresses this type of connection.  Mine was published in
> 1997; I don't know if there is a more recent edition.  Call the CISC
> at 1-416-491-4552, or go to www.cisc-icca.ca.
> 
> As an aside, you'll find it interesting that a lot of the text in the
> Black Book was lifted directly out of Packer and Henderson's text (one
> of them worked on the Black Book).
> 
> Have fun.
> 
> Mike Hemstad, P.E.
> TKDA 
> 
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